Coal and the 2016 Battleground States
July 29, 2016
There are 17 battleground states that, by definition, are imperative for a presidential victory in November. Coal-based electricity is important to 13 of these battleground states, which represent 149 electoral votes – more than half the 270 votes needed to be elected president.Nearly half the electricity in these 13 states is provided by 353 coal plants, and the industry plays a prominent economic role by supporting 370,000 direct and indirect jobs and $90 billion in economic activity.
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