In coal we trust: Australia’s voters back PM Scott Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

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May 19, 2019 4:11 PM

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in Parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal.