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US coal production under fire as demand for power gen drops

with Andrew Moore and Jeff McDonald

June 30, 2015 12:30:23 EST (7:22)

Federal regulations, both existing and upcoming, are pressuring the US coal industry, which is also being squeezed by low-price natural gas. Andrew Moore, managing editor of Platts Coal Trader, and Jeff McDonald, associate editor with Coal Trader, explain how much coal production has dropped in the US, as well as coal consumption for electricity generation, and lay out some possible outcomes of the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule and Clean Power Plan.

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