Should Coal Make A Comeback?

The Obama administration imposed a number of regulations and executive orders to essentially dismantle the coal industry in what has been dubbed the war on coal. Hillary Clinton promised during the campaign that “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of work.” Environmentalists cheered the actions. The Paris Climate Change Accord also targeted coal with many European countries vowing to shut down coal fired power plants. There was a dramatic impact on the electricity industry, causing the shutdown of many coal fired plants, including many in Michigan. The economic impact was dramatic on the states producing coal, especially in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. President Trump is taking action to restore the industry. Who is winning the war on coal?