By 2019, a federal energy report forecasts, natural gas will provide 34 percent of U.S. electricity and coal 28 percent — making gas the top fuel for electricity generation, a role held by coal as recently as 2015.

The Trump administration's proposal to kill the Obama-era climate regulation draws praise in West Virginia.

Andrew Wheeler changed his tune once Trump articulated an energy and environmental platform — and once it became increasingly clear Trump would win the GOP nomination.

The 43-page proposal, expected to be made public in the coming days, argues that President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its legal authority in implementing the Clean Power Plan.

The Trump administration is working to promote development by weakening environmental laws and public access to government information, according to reports from an invitation-only meeting.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and Energy Secretary Rick Perry attended the National Mining Association's fall board of directors meeting at the hotel owned by the president.

The Energy Department announced new loan guarantees for a struggling nuclear plant — and a controversial new policy that could pay coal and nuclear plants for keeping the grid stable.

Critics called the move another example of the Trump administration putting the concerns of industry over public health.

A key National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study on coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains is under review over whether it's worth the money.

The energy sector already has complied with the rule, but some companies and states still want it off the books.

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