Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.
The Trump administration offered grand pronouncements about environmental deregulation in 2017. But this is the year to hammer out the details.
With supplies down elsewhere, American producers are seeing more demand overseas, lifting revenue and jobs. But the upturn may not last.
The tax bills moving through Congress could hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of provisions that scale back incentives for wind and solar power.
The public hearing in West Virginia was a required step before undoing the Clean Power Plan. One expert said the venue “does not denote a keen interest in alternative views.”
The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.