Tag: coal

FactChecking Trump on Coal Jobs

On NBC10 in Philadelphia’s “@ Issue” program on June 18, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump pointing to the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administration is “putting the miners back…

Video: Trump and Coal Jobs

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses President Donald Trump’s remarks at his June 21 Iowa rally about coal mining jobs. As we wrote in our story, “FactChecking Trump’s Iowa Rally,” the president again claimed he has reversed the…

Trump’s Coal Spin

President Donald Trump touted the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administration is “putting the miners back to work.” But construction of the mine in question began before the 2016 election. And experts say…

Scott Pruitt and Coal Jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency head said that the “coal sector” added 7,000 jobs in May and “almost 50,000 jobs” since the fourth quarter of last year. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increase of just 400 coal mining jobs…

Trump on China, India and Coal

Trump wrongly claimed that the Paris Agreement would allow China to “build hundreds of additional coal plants” and allow India to “double its coal production by 2020” but the United States “can’t build the plants.” Strictly speaking, there’s nothing in…