Donald Trump’s claim on coal

Claim: President Donald Trump claims an increase in coal production is the beginning of the end of the “war or coal.”

Fact: Over the course the past year, there has been a 7.8% increase in the production of coal. This increase was not due to the reduction of regulations. Shifts in the prices of natural gas and foreign demand accounts for the increase.

Donald Trump touts increased coal production

President Donald Trump has vowed to end what he calls a “war on coal.” Recently, Trump tweeted some good news for the industry.

“Coal production up 7.8% in past year,” Trump wrote in his Oct. 31 tweet. “Down 31.5% last 10 years. #endingwaroncoal.”


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