President Trump can make good on his pledge to bring back coal jobs by ending Obama-era regulation, an executive from one of Americaâ€™s largest coal companies told the FOX Business Networkâ€™s Stuart Varney.
â€œCoal will grow back,â€ said Murray Energy CEO, Robert Murray. â€œBut weâ€™re in a decline right now.â€
Murray, an outspoken critic of the Obama Administrationâ€™s energy policy, said the coal industry has lost 63,000 jobs. But Murray believes Trump's commitment to bringing back jobs in America will lift the coal industry.
â€œ[Trump] can bring back at least half of those jobs as the economy grows and as he ends the regulations on coal,â€ he said. â€œWe have not had a regulated playing field in coal, the government has been picking winners and losers.â€