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5 Key Questions About the Green New Deal

5 Key Questions About the Green New Deal

By Dan Lashof The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all. More concept than concrete plan so far, the Green New […]

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    EPA Proposal Could Raise Radiation Exposure Limits

    EPA Proposal Could Raise Radiation Exposure Limits

    You can add radiation to the list of pollutants for which the Trump administration is looking to loosen restrictions. That loosening could come as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) already controversial proposal “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” The Associated Press reported Tuesday. The proposal, which has been criticized by the scientific community […]

    Uranium Leaked Through Floor of South Carolina Nuclear Plant

    Uranium Leaked Through Floor of South Carolina Nuclear Plant

    A nuclear plant in Richmond County, South Carolina with a history of contaminating groundwater has leaked radioactive uranium into the soil below the plant, The State reported Tuesday. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) officials said there was no reason to believe this leak left the the site of the Westinghouse plant […]

    Trump’s Coal Bailout Could Cause Spike in Deaths From Pollution

    Trump’s Coal Bailout Could Cause Spike in Deaths From Pollution

    The Trump administration’s plan to bail out coal and nuclear industries could cause one American death from pollution for every two to four additional coal jobs generated over the next two years, according to new research. A study released Thursday from Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan think tank, finds that the plan could cause […]

    Trump Administration Plans Costly Taxpayer Bailout of Unprofitable Energy Industries

    Trump Administration Plans Costly Taxpayer Bailout of Unprofitable Energy Industries

    The Trump administration is planning to bail out unprofitable coal and nuclear plants by mandating grid operators buy electricity from them in the name of national security, Bloomberg reported late Thursday. A draft Department of Energy memo circulated before a National Security Council meeting Friday proposes invoking rarely-used emergency authorities under the Defense Production Act […]