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Despite Trump Pledge, Nuclear Sector To 'Depend' On State Climate Rules

July 3, 2017
Even as the Trump administration promises to “revive” the nuclear energy sector by reviewing regulations affecting nuclear plants, the industry is turning to the states to craft policies that value nuclear power's lack of greenhouse gas emissions -- a dynamic that exposes a key inconsistency in the administration's approach. “We're going to revive and expand our nuclear energy sector. Clean, renewable energy and emissions-free energy,” President Donald Trump said during a June 29 speech at the Department of Energy (DOE)...