House moves to quash Obama coal, gas rules
‘‘The Republicans are saying there is a war on coal, but the only battle coal is losing is in the free market to natural gas,’’ Markey said.
U.S. coal production is actually at its highest levels in two decades, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But American power plants are burning less of it, meaning more and more coal is being exported to other countries. Meanwhile, more efficient extraction methods have reduced the number of coal miners employed in the U.S.
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