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Trump Accused of Breaking Promise to Coal Industry CEO

Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray claims he told Trump that without the White House invoking an obscure emergency order to protect coal-fired power plants, he would have to lay off more than 6,500 miners.

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White House Denies Murray Emergency Request, Despite Trump Backing

Murray Energy and FirstEnergy executives met with Trump in late July and early August to ask the administration to provide an emergency order to keep the facilities open—an order the companies said is needed to help them avoid bankruptcy.

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Dispute Shows Friction Between Trump, Coal

The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief for plants it says are overburdened by environmental rules and market stresses. But the department ultimately ruled it was unnecessary, and the White House agree

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Trump Turns Down Murray Energy Coal Relief Proposal

DOE officials rejected the repeated urgings of Murray Energy and its outspoken CEO to invoke emergency authority to avoid further closures of coal plants, despite what Murray said were promises by President Donald Trump to take the action.

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Trump Rejects Wealthy Friends' Plea for Help

Coal magnate Robert Murray has just joined Wall Street billionaire Carl Icahn in an exclusive club — wealthy backers of President Donald Trump who tried and failed to get lucrative concessions from his administration.

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Trump Rejects Cry for Help From Coal Execs

The Trump administration has rejected a frantic cry for help from coal executives requesting an emergency order that would protect coal-fired power plants from being closed.

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Westmoreland Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2017 Results

Westmoreland Coal Company today reported revenues of $323.0 million from 11.0 million tons sold.

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President Trump: Putting Coal Country Back to Work

H.J.Res. 38 blocks an overly burdensome regulation that threatened the coal industry with millions of dollars in compliance costs, reduced coal production, and fewer jobs.

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