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Murray Energy applauds Trump's decision to withdraw from climate accord

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WSIL -- President Donald Trump says withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord will help boost the nation's coal industry, and announced the U.S. would be just one of a handful not to take part in the deal.

The owner of Murray Energy, Bob Murray, says he's extremely pleased with the president's decision.

The company had been advocating for the withdrawal.

Murray said he applauds the president for his steadfast leadership and commitment to saving coal jobs. 

Murray released the following statement Thursday:

The employees, management, and ownership of Murray Energy Corporation ("Murray
Energy") are extremely pleased that President Donald J. Trump has announced the United States
of America will completely withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
Mr. Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive
Officer, stated "We applaud President Trump's steadfast leadership, and his delivery on this
important campaign commitment. Indeed, complete withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord
is an integral part of President Trump's Energy Agenda, together with rescinding the so-called
Clean Power Plan, repealing the Stream Protection Rule, and other important actions."
Mr. Murray continued, stating "Murray Energy has always supported complete
withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and has been joined by more than forty (40) other
major organizations. In following through on his promise, President Trump is supporting
America's uncompromising values, saving coal jobs, and promoting low-cost, reliable electricity
for Americans and the rest of the World."

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