Coal stocks have been bludgeoned again this week, after President Obama gave little indication he was going to give the industry leeway in new environmental regulations. Arch Coal (NASDAQOTH: ACIIQ ) , Alpha Natural Resources (NASDAQOTH: ANRZQ ) , and Peabody Energy (NASDAQOTH: BTUUQ ) are all facing long-term challenges finding demand for thermal coal, and they're not dissipating any time soon. In the following video, Fool contributor Travis Hoium covers why he thinks coal stocks are a bad buy.
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