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Trump says TVA should consider coal's role before closing plant

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned power generator, should consider the importance of coal in the power mix before voting to close coal-fired plants, like one in Kentucky. "Coal is an important part of our electricity generation mix," Trump, who considers voters in coal-producing states as part of his base, wrote on Twitter.
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News video: Two Coal Power Plants Close In Blow To Trump

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According to Reuters, The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two coal-fired power plants, including one in Kentucky that was mostly supplied by a company chaired by a donor to President Donald Trump, who had called on the U.S. owned utility to keep it open. The 870-megawatt Bull...

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