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80 Organizations Oppose NUKE Act, HR 1320 - Letter (PDF)


A letter from 80 organizations opposing H.R. 1320 (the Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act, or NUKE Act). This bill would undermine environmental reviews, eliminate hearings for uncontested licensing (hearings that have in the past revealed serious deficiencies), weaken an already prejudicial hearing procedures process, and hinder the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) ability to carry out its statutory responsibilities to protect public health and safety.

The Coal/Nuke Bailout, or DOE’s Game of Whack-A-Mole

Expert BlogUnited StatesGillian Giannetti

If it feels like you've been reading about a potential federal bailout for America's aging and uneconomic coal and nuclear plants for a long time, you're not wrong. Despite consistent opposition, the idea just won't die. DOE's game of whack-a-mole…

The Coal/Nuke Plant Bailout: We Must Remain Vigilant

Expert BlogGillian Giannetti
Recent media reports suggest that the White House has tabled its plan to bail out costly coal and nuclear plants. While this would be an encouraging development for consumers and the nation’s energy markets, it is far too soon to…

Fossils and Nukes: The Downsides to Congress’ Latest Actions

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.Josh Axelrod, Geoffrey H. Fettus
With the passage of significant energy and climate legislation as part of an end-of-year spending package, Congress cobbled together legislation with both major climate wins (including the phase-down of HFCs) and problematic handouts for the fossil fuel industry and dangerous…