The nation's nuclear power industry is having a tough time. Like coal companies, it's struggling amid slowing demand for electricity, and competition from cheaper natural gas. That's why the nuclear industry has been turning to state legislatures for help.
In this week’s episode of the Trump on Earth podcast, we explore Trump's plans for our public lands. About one-third of the United States is federally owned. And that means it belongs to all of us -- the public. But that also gives the President a lot of power over these places.
Somewhere between 97 and 99 percent of scientists believe that climate change is real, caused by us, and a problem. But at a recent hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, only 25% of the witnesses reflected that position. This guy:
On his way out the door, Michael Cox sent his new boss at EPA a scathing letter: "I have worked under six administrations with political appointees leading EPA from both parties. This is the first time I remember staff openly dismissing and mocking the environmental policies of an administration and by extension you."
In parts of coal country environmental regulations aren’t killing jobs, they’re creating them. Stream restoration made possible under the Clean Water Act is a multi-billion dollar industry and some former coal miners are finding work thanks to this revenue stream.