It Ain't Regulation, It's Economics
The holy grail of the coal industry is to have clean burning coal. This is rediculous. Burning coal produces massive pollution. But the coal industry thought they had a great idea in turning coal into natural gas. They didn't. Here is the saga of their adventure in Mississippi.
So what's the problem here? Oh, this.
See it may not use lignite coal at all because natural gas is cheaper, even though the lignite is right there on the property. So once again the idea that coal mining can be restored by relaxing regulation proves false. But not, that won't stop venal politicians from continuing to spout that nonsense. And yes, we know who you are.