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Nuclear

Swiss Reject Plan to Speed Up Exit from Nuclear Energy

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country’s exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029.

Iran nuclear plant

Russia to Commence Construction of Two Iran Nuclear Plants

Russia will break ground on two new nuclear power plants in Iran next week, adding to Iran’s nuclear capacity, officials said, after a deal was signed last year in Moscow by the countries’ state-run atomic agencies.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

President Obama’s $4 Billion Clean Power Bribe

In August 2015, the Obama administration announced its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan to cut the national average of 32 percent of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 from power plants’ 2005 levels.

People kayaking in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., last Thursday, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The river is now closed indefinitely, with visitors warned to stay out.

Study: Governments More Likely to Break Environmental Law Than Private Firms

Two professors of public policy conclude that governments are more likely to violate environmental law than private owners. “Publicly-owned facilities are more likely than similar privately-owned facilities to violate regulatory requirements under the CAA [Clean Air Act] and the SDWA [Safe Drinking Water Act],” as their recent study notes.