Trump's coal plan unlikely to stop Ohio's natural gas boom
April 2, 2017
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — About a dozen natural gas power plants are being built or are in the planning stages in Ohio, putting the industry on track to replace coal as the dominant source of electricity in the state.
A move last week by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back environmental restrictions in an effort to help the coal industry isn't likely to stop the shift.
What's driving the transition is the cheap cost of natural gas from eastern Ohio's shale fields, making it difficult for coal and nuclear plants to compete.
One industry leader says there's still room for 15 more...