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Fact-Check: Yes, Hillary Clinton Said She Wants to Put ‘Coal Miners Out of Business’

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At the second presidential debate, while discussing the topic of energy, fossils fuels, and jobs, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton “wants to put all the miners out of business.”

Fact-Check: TRUE

During a March 13, CNN Town Hall in Columbus, Ohio, Clinton said, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

Clinton continued to explain that “we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I don’t want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.”

Ohio, a key battleground state, was the ninth largest coal producing state in 2013. 

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