Clinton tries to appease coal states with $30 billion plan


Hillary Clinton released a $30 billion plan on Thursday aimed at help coal-mining communities as the nation starts to transition away from fossil fuels.

In her newly proposed plan, Clinton explains that "today we are in the midst of a global energy transformation" that is reducing the demand for coal nationally and internationally. But as this process continues, she said she would "not allow coal communities to be left behind — or left out of our economic future."

Her plan includes provisions such as increasing health benefits for coal miners and their families, and providing education, training and business development programs for coal workers to expand their skill sets. It's aimed at quelling the concerns of voters who live in coal-heavy states, such as West Virginia and Kentucky.

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