Privately owned coal giant, Murray Energy, Files for bankruptcy Protection

This happened despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for – and received from the Trump administration

As demand for fossil fuels weakens, U.S coal baron Robert Murray, who has applied pressure to the Trump administration to support his industry, has placed his company into bankruptcy.

As a Trump supporter and donor, Murray gave the administration a wish list of regulatory rollbacks to boost his company over cheaper natural gas and renewables. It didn't save coal.

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