• Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Nuclear Regulator Looking at Reducing Inspections at Reactors

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country’s nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety. The recommendations, made public Tuesday, include reducing the time and scope of some annual inspections at the nation’s 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

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    Amid scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sagging coal industry. As miners in hard hats and coal-country lawmakers applauded, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed a measure that scraps one of President...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    EPA Defies Climate Warnings, Gives Coal Plants a Reprieve

    Amid scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sagging coal industry. As miners in hard hats and coal-country lawmakers applauded, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed a measure that scraps one of President...

  • Mitch McConnell Dec 7, 2018

    Trump EPA Acts to Roll Back Control on Climate-Changing Coal

    The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy Obama administration efforts to slow climate change comes in the wake of multiplying warnings from the agency’s scientists...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2018

    Trump Dismantling US Climate Efforts as Warnings Grow Dire

    President Donald Trump has moved steadily to dismantle Obama administration efforts to rein in coal, oil and gas emissions, even as warnings grow — from his own administration and others — about the devastating impact of climate change on the U.S. economy as well as the Earth. Trump has dismissed his administration’s warnings about the impact of climate change, including...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2017

    In the Heart of Trump Country, His Base's Faith Is Unshaken

    Despite President Donald Trump’s dismal approval ratings and lethargic legislative achievements, he remains popular here in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, a region so battered by the collapse of coal it became the symbolic heart of Trump’s white working-class base. The frenetic churn of the national news scrolls soundlessly across the bottom of the diner’s television screen, rarely registering. When it does,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2017

    Trump Tosses Obama's ‘Clean' Energy Plan, Embraces Coal

    Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs....
    The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a...

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