“As California burns, Trump administration battles climate lawsuit.” That’s the headline that recently ran across the website of Our Children’s Trust. It refers to a lawsuit brought in 2015 by 21 children, now aged between 10 and 21, first against the Obama administration and now the Trump administration. The children’s claim? That “through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.”
Beyond Nuclear 9th Dec 2018 read more »
The Trump administration has proposed reclassifying some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make disposal cheaper and easier.
Business Insider 10th Dec 2018 read more »
The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation, including the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state — the most contaminated nuclear site in the country. Reclassifying the material to low-level could save the agency billions of dollars and decades of work by essentially leaving the material in the ground, critics say.
WCJB 10th Dec 2018 read more »
The Trump administration may be undermining one of its top energy and national security priorities—civilian nuclear power—by putting it in the crossfire of its current confrontation with China while not creating a conducive economic and regulatory environment for nuclear power at home.
The National Interest 9th Dec 2018 read more »