PBS NewsHour

Trump cites national security in effort to aid coal

Clip: 06/02/2018 | 3m 43s | Video has closed captioning.

President Donald Trump this week ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to save less-profitable coal and nuclear plants from closure. A leaked draft memo lays out several proposals, including one to order the grid to buy power from these plants and set up a national production reserve. Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Dlouhy joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the legal issues at hand.

Aired: 06/02/18

Rating: NR

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