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Coal Miner Murray Wants Trump to Ignore Ivanka, Cohn on Climate

  • Paris climate pact isn’t workable, U.S. needs coal: Murray
  • Hundreds of coal mines have shut amid competition from gas
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Murray CEO Says Trump Must Withdraw From Paris Accord

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The U.S. coal industry’s most outspoken champion says President Donald Trump needs to stop taking advice from his daughter Ivanka Trump, Gary Cohn and other top advisers on climate change policy and withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement.

Trump needs to get out of the accord because countries from the U.S. to India need coal to deliver reliable, low-cost electricity, Robert E. Murray, founder and chief executive officer of coal miner Murray Energy Corp., said in a Bloomberg Television interview Tuesday. Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser, has meanwhile said the president is working to understand Europe’s position on climate change and that coal doesn’t “even really make that much sense” as a feedstock anymore. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have urged the president to stay in the deal.