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Ben Geman Apr 11, 2017
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U.S. carbon footprint shrinks —again

U.S. carbon emissions from energy dropped another 1.7 percent in 2016, largely because natural gas and renewables are displacing coal in power production, data from the federal Energy Information Administration shows.

Why it matters: It's a clear signal that President Trump's effort to revive the coal industry's fortunes by cutting regulation is an uphill battle against underlying market trends.

Data: Energy Information Administration; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios