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Multiple Trump Proposals To Save Ailing Coal Plants Draw Heavy Criticism

May 15, 2018
The Trump administration's multiple efforts to bolster failing coal power plants are facing heavy criticism from wide-ranging interests, with many focusing on the negative public health and climate impacts from boosting coal, underscoring uncertainty about whether any of the proposals will be finalized or withstand legal scrutiny. Separately, Mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM Interconnection is proposing to change its market rules in a way that could bolster coal and other baseload plants, prompting similar widespread concerns. The federal efforts to potentially...


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