Coal and the 2016 Battleground States

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.Battleground States July 27Nearly 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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Learn more about coal’s contribution to each state’s electricity and economy:

Arizona Nebraska
Colorado North Carolina
Georgia Ohio
Indiana Pennsylvania
Iowa Utah
Michigan Wisconsin

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America's PowerFeb 2 at 11:15am
The U.S. coal fleet provides millions of U.S. families and businesses access to affordable, reliable electricity. It also has positive economic impacts by creating jobs and strengthening our global competitiveness by cutting costs for American industry. Baseload coal electricity must be an integral part of America’s energy future.