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Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

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Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

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Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

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Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

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Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

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Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

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Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

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The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

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What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

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Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

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Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

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Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

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How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

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NEW VIDEO! Trump: Building In Harm’s Way

President Trump proposed a major infrastructure plan that ignores climate change in a dangerous way.

NEW VIDEO! Trump: Building In Harm’s Way

President Trump proposed a major infrastructure plan that ignores climate change in a dangerous way.

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Trump’s Plan to Green America

Trump promised Americans that his administration would protect the environment. But he’s not keeping his word.

Trump’s Plan to Green America

Trump promised Americans that his administration would protect the environment. But he’s not keeping his word.

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Donald Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

After President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governors of Washington, New York, and California announced they were forming the United States Climate Alliance, keeping their states on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

If you live in one of these states, call your governor and thank them. If you don’t live in one of these states, ask your governor to join the alliance.

Donald Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

After President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governors of Washington, New York, and California announced they were forming the United States Climate Alliance, keeping their states on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

If you live in one of these states, call your governor and thank them. If you don’t live in one of these states, ask your governor to join the alliance.

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Trump and China

President Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping lead the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. But they have two very different climate change policies.

Trump and China

President Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping lead the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. But they have two very different climate change policies.

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Trump’s Big Bet

Robert Reich discusses coal and the U.S.’s energy future.

Trump’s Big Bet

Robert Reich discusses coal and the U.S.’s energy future.

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Coal in Trump’s America

President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature efforts to fight climate change. But will it bring back coal jobs?

Coal in Trump’s America

President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature efforts to fight climate change. But will it bring back coal jobs?