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A Group of Experts Wrote a Book About Donald Trump’s Mental Health—and the Controversy Has Just Begun 24.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the BillMoyers.com. There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, the work of 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts to assess President Trump’s mental health. They had come together last March at a conference at Yale University to wrestle with two […]
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New Jersey voters reject subsidies for nuclear plants, says new poll 24.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 23, 2017 : The New Jersey Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey voters would oppose any possible effort in the legislature that would give a financial subsidy to nuclear plants.
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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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Why Vladimir Putin isn't worried about the outcome of the German election 23.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Why Vladimir Putin isn't worried about the outcome of the German election
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State approves utility’s plan to end power purchasing deal 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state has approved Consumers Energy’s plan to opt out of buying power from the Palisades nuclear plant in Covert Township. The Michigan Public Service Commission says Friday that Jackson-based Consumers Energy can terminate its agreement with Entergy Corp. for just over $142 million. Both need to decide whether to […]
Richland company to pay $2M for improper Hanford contract 22.9.2017 AP Washington
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A Richland company has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations of improper subcontracting at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation....
Feds appear to be probing possible nuclear project fraud 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities could be looking into a possible fraud case related to companies’ abandonment of a multibillion-dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina. That’s according to a former federal prosecutor who reviewed a subpoena issued to one of the co-owners of the scuttled V.C. Summer project. Attorney Jim Griffin told […]
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Court: Utility, not gov’t responsible for Fukushima disaster 22.9.2017 Washington Post: World
A Japanese court ruled Friday that a utility, not the government, should pay compensation to dozens of former residents of Fukushima for losses to their livelihood caused by reactor meltdowns at a nuclear plant after a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
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Court: Utility, not gov’t responsible for Fukushima disaster 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court has ruled that a utility, not the government, should pay compensation to dozens of former residents of Fukushima for losses to their livelihood caused by meltdowns at a nuclear plant after a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Chiba District Court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Friday to […]
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Feds subpoena documents from co-owner of failed nuke project 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from one of the two companies that have abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina. SCANA said in a notice posted Thursday on its website that officials were complying with the demand from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina that the […]
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50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers 21.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban Wednesday, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela.
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Over 40 nations ink nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers 21.9.2017 Washington Post: World
More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
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EXCHANGE: Hundreds visit Exelon’s nuclear plant in Byron 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BYRON, Ill. (AP) — Whenever he sees Exelon’s twin nearly 500-foot tall cooling towers gusting water vapor, 7-year-old Evan Northrup mentions to anyone who will listen “they’re making the clouds.” On Aug. 28, the little guy got a closer look at the nuclear plant’s operation. As part of Exelon’s annual open house, he visited the […]
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The coal-terminal debate: A view from Japan 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The Longview Millennium project brings substantial benefits to Longview and the state of Washington — and it also offers Japan a sound solution to its pressing energy-security challenges.
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The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants. 19.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants.
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‘The American War’: Before Vietnam was a quagmire, it was supposed to be the ultimate expression of American values 19.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
‘The American War’: Before Vietnam was a quagmire, it was supposed to be the ultimate expression of American values
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Climate change and fossil fuels: A great opportunity 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

I greatly appreciated the opinion piece by Thomas Friedman, published Sept. 15 [“Our EPA chief is a fraud,” Opinion.] Friedman correctly points out that preparing for a changing climate will only strengthen our economy while improving our health. Moving away from carbon-based fuels is only logical. First, we can create an economy-strengthening energy infrastructure here […]
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Contract extended for management of US nuclear dump 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has extended a contract for the management of the government’s only underground nuclear waste repository that will allow the Nuclear Waste Partnership to continue operating the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad through September 2020. WIPP resumed operations earlier this year following a shutdown that followed […]
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The Energy 202: Trump says we've had 'bigger' hurricanes. Experts say it's not that simple. 15.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump says we've had 'bigger' hurricanes. Experts say it's not that simple.
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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate 15.9.2017 NPR News
To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs.
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