- Jan 14, 2011
Huh? You're out of your mind. The political pressure to get rid of coal and the cost of mandates to update coal fired power plants is what killed coal. Fracking had nothing to do with it. Natural gas fired power plants for whatever reason are more politically acceptable I suppose in part because it contains the word "natural" . We have a huge reserve of coal easily available in the U.S. and it will probably never be mined or used going forward. Time will tell if that was the right decision.Fracking is what really killed the coal industry more than anything else.