The U.S. Environmental Protection agency says it will repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which mandated steep reductions in carbon emissions from energy production. EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared: "The war on coal is over." But with the rise of natural gas and automation in the industry, analysts question whether coal mining jobs will ever come back. And are there environmental costs? Discussion ahead with the CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, the nation's largest coal mining company, and with an analyst from the National Resources Defense Council.
-Andy Chow, Reporter, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau
-Robert Murray, Founder, President, Chairman, and CEO, Murray Energy Corporation
-Dan Sawmiller, Natural Resources Defense Council, Ohio Energy Policy Analyst
-Greg Lawson, Research Fellow, The Buckeye Institute