02 Jun '18, 12am

Breaking Down the Opposition to DOE's Emergency Coal and Nuclear Bailout Plan

It’s hard to overstate how negative the reactions have been to Friday’s news that the Trump Administration is directing the Energy Department to find ways to force Americans to buy power from failing coal and nuclear plants in the name of national security. But in the face of this unprecedented plan being revealed in a leaked document — and the White House confirming Trump’s order to direct Energy Secretary Rick Perry to “prepare immediate steps to stop the loss of these resources” — it’s worth compiling the long list of evidence on why it’s a bad idea, and what opponents are doing to try to stop it. We’ve covered the fundamentals of the leaked memo, which refers to an as-yet unseen order. That order would exercise DOE's authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 and the Federal Power Act to direct system operators “to purchase or arrange the purchase of electric e...

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