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January 31, 2018

Trump touts end of 'war on beautiful, clean coal' in State of the Union

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Utility Dive – President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, saying his administration has "ended the war on beautiful, 'clean coal.'"

The president also called for Congress to send him a bill that "generates at least $1.5 trillion" for infrastructure, but included no details of that proposal or other energy policies. A draft White House plan released last week advocates for the rollback of environmental regulations to speed project approvals. 

Fact-checkers panned the president's energy comments, pointing out that market forces are chiefly responsible for coal's decline, rather than federal regulations. 

Read more at Utility Dive.