The Trump administration's effort to pitch coal and other fossil fuels at a United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, on Monday was not particularly successful.
The U.S. coal industry is seeing a surge in production and profits this year, capitalizing on President Trump's vow to end the so-called "war on coal" and put miners back to work.
Unemployed coal miner and West Virginia Senate candidate Bo Copley said President Donald Trump is following through on his campaign promise to end the war on coal.
In a move met by applause from at least one congressman, the Energy Department announced a pilot program for research into domestic mining of Rare Earth Elements.
President Trump lauded the opening of the nation's first new coal mine in recent memory.