National (U.S.)

"Long-Abandoned Nuclear Reactors Eyed for Restart"

"Alongside a multitude of pending applications for new nuclear reactors, there is a move to restart construction at sites where the work began decades ago only to be abandoned before completion." The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering reinstatement of construction permits for the Tennessee Valley Authority's two Bellefonte nuclear reactors, started near Hollywood, Ala., in 1974 but never finished.

Source: SolveClimate, 03/05/2010

"Lawmakers Move To Restrain EPA on Climate Change"

As Congress has gridlocked on climate change, the Obama EPA has pushed forward to regulate greenhouse emissions under its Clean Air Act authority. Now some Congress members are proposing legislation to prevent EPA from doing that as well. The key question is how much support they can win from coal- and oil-state Democrats.

Source: Wash Post, 03/05/2010


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