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

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump listens during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump listens during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington

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.

TVA “should give serious consideration to all factors before voting to close viable power plants, like Paradise #3 in Kentucky!” The unit is the last coal-fired part of the plant, and TVA is expected to vote soon on its future.

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