Coal is a transportation intensive fuel. More coal fired power plants closing = less need for coal. It isn’t rocket science to figure out those plants remaining in business will buy railway hoppers of coal from nearby locations such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio before they will buy it from remote locations in east central Utah.
Taking that many megawatts of generating capacity offline is going to have consequences.
I hope it hits the Northeast harder than Sandy did.
Enjoy your rolling blackouts, bluesters.