Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish."

"Garry Holiday grew up among the abandoned mines that dot the Navajo Nation’s red landscape, remnants of a time when uranium helped cement America’s status as a nuclear superpower and fueled its nuclear energy program."

Source: NY Times, 01/16/2018

Calif. Regulators OK Closure of Diablo Canyon, State's Last Nuke

"In a landmark decision, the California Public Utilities Commission has decided PG&E can close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in 2025 — and San Luis Obispo County still won’t get its much-desired $85 million mitigation settlement to support the community through the shutdown."

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, 01/12/2018

FERC Rejects Perry's Proposal for Nuclear and Coal Subsidies

"Federal regulators on Monday rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants, in a major blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to revive America’s declining coal industry."

Source: NY Times, 01/09/2018

Potential Conflicts Spotlight Concerns Over Trump Appointments

As President Trump continues to fill environment and energy leadership positions in 2018, one source of stories will be potential conflicts of interest for appointed regulators and agency leaders. This week's TipSheet runs down more than 20 key appointments to watch at EPA, Interior, Ag, Energy and more.

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"N.J. Governor Christie Eyes Nuclear Power Subsidies, Sparks Criticism"

"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday."

Source: NY Times, 12/13/2017

Uranium Firm Urged Trump Officials To Shrink Bears Ears Monument

"A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post."

Source: Washington Post, 12/11/2017

FERC Seeks Delay In Considering Trump Coal, Nuclear Bailout

"The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking a 30-day extension in the agency’s timeline to consider a proposal to prop up coal and nuclear power plants."

Source: The Hill, 12/11/2017


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