“By requiring power producers to reduce sulfur emissions from electricity generation, the Clean Air Act triggered a shift in U.S. coal production from Appalachia, where coal is high in sulfur, to western states with abundant supplies of low-sulfur coal. However, overall U.S. coal employment was mostly unaffected by these regulations. Instead, the decline in coal employment has been largely driven by market forces.” The EPA is scrapping Obama’s clean power plan in the name of helping coal miners. There’s only one problem (in addition to the environmental cost): It won’t help them. It will hurt them.