Legal experts skeptical Trump can unilaterally subsidize Appalachian coal

John Yoo quoted by The Daily Caller, Aug. 15, 2017

“There could be existing statutes that provide for subsidies for industries that are harmed by unfair trade competition or that are advancing innovative techniques for energy development,” said Yoo. … “If no existing statute exists creating the program, then President Trump will have to ask Congress for new funds this upcoming year.”