Last week, West Virginia Governor and coal mogul Jim Justice announced to a Trump rally that he was becoming a Republican. This week, he started negotiating over his price: A proposal for a big federal government subsidy to try to bail out the struggling Appalachian coal industry. But is encouraging the regions communities to think that a fading industry can be rescued really the solution to Appalachias economic woes?
President Trump has promised to save the coal industry, largely by reducing regulations such as revising the EPAs Clean Coal Plan. But the Environmental Information…

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