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Scott Pruitt and Coal Jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency head said that the "coal sector" added 7,000 jobs in May and "almost 50,000 jobs" since the fourth quarter of last year. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increase of just 400 coal mining jobs in May and 1,300 since December. The post Scott Pruitt and Coal Jobs appeared first on FactCheck.org.

The Environmental Protection Agency head said that the “coal sector” added 7,000 jobs in May and “almost 50,000 jobs” since the fourth quarter of last year. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increase of just 400 coal mining jobs in May and 1,300 since December.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made his remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Host Chuck Todd played a clip of former Vice President Al Gore blaming the loss of coal jobs on technology and competition. Gore said “promising to re-create the 19th century

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