Once celebrated as America’s most coal-friendly leader, President Donald Trump is reportedly faring significantly worse than his predecessor when it comes to the waning coal industry. Q2 reports many in Montana’s Coal Country blamed Obama-era regulations for their demise, so when candidate Donald Trump promised to end a so-called “war on coal,” they were ready to believe him. But more coal-fired plants have been deactivated in Trump’s first two years in office than in Obama’s entire first term. Natural gas and renewables like wind and solar have undercut the price of coal, and many believe nothing can stop the transition to renewables. The EPA joined 11 other federal agencies in endorsing and presenting the alarming Black Friday report that warns of a catastrophic future unless drastic steps are taken to slow down man-made climate change. Learn more online at; KTVQ.com.

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