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Iconic plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry; Iconic plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry

Mar 24, 2020 - The Canadian Press

DRAKESBORO, Ky. - President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too.

Despite their best efforts to make good on Trump's campaign promise to save the beleaguered coal industry, including an eleventh-hour pressure campaign, the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant at Paradise burned its last load of coal last month.

The plant's closure - in a county that once mined more coal than any other in the nation - is emblematic ...