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Trump Bailout of Coal & Nukes Faces Heavy Opposition

“It’s one of the few times in history where business interests and environmental interests are on the same side."

June 15, 2018

The Trump administration is reportedly drafting an order to force energy system operators to keep coal and nuclear plants operating for at least two years.

Engineering News-Record's (ENR) recent article says President Trump may use emergency powers under Defense Production Act to keep the coal and nuclear plants open in an effort to strengthen the nation's power grid resilience.

 However, the proposal is being panned by a cross section of groups, including environmental, renewable and manufacturing groups, and even the American Petroleum Institute. Many opponents say they would consider court action if the proposal is implemented.

Read Pulitzer Prize winner Pam Radtke Russell's article Coalition of Experts Oppose Trump Order to Prop Up Coal, Nukes here.

 

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