The following video is from Thursday's Digging for Value, in which host Alison Southwick, Motley Fool Senior Analyst Michael Olsen, and fool.com contributor Tyler Crowe dive deep into top stories for today's energy sector investors.

With the Obama administration's release of new regulations regarding coal plants, some seem to think that this could be the end of coal powered plants as we know it. But Michael isn't convinced that these new rules will actually change anything from in the world of power generation. What coal should continue to worry about is the threat of natural gas taking its biggest client. 

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