Energy Secretary Rick Perry has just pulled back the curtain on the Trump energy policy, and it ain’t pretty if you depend on coal for a living. In a new DOE blog post, Perry discusses the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and lays out the case for the US to “protect the environment” and create new jobs by continuing to exploit two key resources: wind and natural gas.
What about clean coal? Perry also provides a brief mention to oil in terms of creating energy jobs, but the word “coal” appears nowhere in the piece, clean or not.
Meanwhile, there are now wind farms in 50 Texas counties, up from only 14 counties just ten years ago. And, that’s where the jobs are.