Donald Trump Claimed a 'War on Coal' Exists that his Administration will End

Type: ExaggerationsMar 27 2017 Severity:
Targeted: Obama AdministrationAbout: Coal Industry
President Trump signed an executive order that reversed several rules and directives from the previous Obama administration to combat climate change. In particular Obama's Clean Power Plan which included a rule that discouraged utilities from using fossil fuel to generate electricity. Trump addressed the media about this executive order saying "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal," and added “Perhaps no single regulation threatens our miners, energy workers and companies more than this crushing attack on American industry."

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