Even With Trump as Cheerleader, the Coal Industry Can Only Decline

MARTHA C. WHITE, NBC News

As President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, the last coal-fired power plant in New England quietly closed its doors for good.

The pro-environmental Conservation Law Foundation called the closure “a win,” saying the “outdated” plant had subjected the region to “roughly 50 years of spewing air, water, and carbon pollution.”

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