nuclear
Around the States: South Carolina Abandons Costly Nuclear Plant

Around the States: South Carolina Abandons Costly Nuclear Plant What burns up $9 billion in electricity customers’ money, and still gets its own plug pulled? The answer is two unfinished nuclear power plant units in South Carolina. They never produced a watt of electricity, construction work was halted in 2017, and now the South Carolina… Continue Reading Around the States: South Carolina Abandons Costly Nuclear Plant

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methyl bromide
Administrative Watch: Toxic Fumigant Permit Request Withdrawn

Administrative Watch: Toxic Fumigant Permit Request Withdrawn Organized citizen opposition to a highly toxic fumigant is paying off in southeastern North Carolina. A second permit request for methyl bromide use in a log preparation operation has been withdrawn, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reported last week. The permit request was for an… Continue Reading Administrative Watch: Toxic Fumigant Permit Request Withdrawn

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climate
Climate Change Update: Public Awareness Grows

Climate Change Update: Public Awareness Grows The last two years of extreme weather events, from historic wildfires in the west to severe hurricanes and flooding in the east, have boosted public confidence that climate change is real. Two recent national polls find that strong majorities of Americans now believe that climate change is happening, that… Continue Reading Climate Change Update: Public Awareness Grows

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penalties
Washington Watch: Environmental Enforcement Plummets Under Trump

Washington Watch: Environmental Enforcement Plummets Under Trump Under President Trump, penalties for federal environmental violations have dropped to their lowest level since the enforcement office was created in 1994. In fact, the total amount of fines levied against polluters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the last fiscal year plummeted to just $72… Continue Reading Washington Watch: Environmental Enforcement Plummets Under Trump

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