Two things about U.S. coal are true right now: the industry really is in decline, and the EPA...

|By:, SA News Editor

Two things about U.S. coal are true right now: the industry really is in decline, and the EPA really has enacted new rules that will require coal-fired power plants to cut pollution. But it’s not true the Obama administration is wholly responsible for coal’s woes, Brad Plumer writes; the industry would be struggling anyway thanks to the influx of cheap natural gas in the U.S.