Urgent: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602; remove nuclear power support from Clean Power Plan
Sign on with the NIRS here by Nov. 30: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18179 or directly at the US Regs web site (comment can be anonymous) here (Dec. 1, 11.59 ET deadline ): http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-0001 You need to put EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 to make sure it isn’t lost.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited proposed rules to attain carbon emission reductions from existing power plants was released today.
We’ve noticed some environmental groups already have sent out mass e-mails urging their members to support the proposal. Not so fast. Very few government rule proposals deserve unqualified support and this proposal is no exception.
Indeed, its 645-page text includes some–although oddly worded and wholly unnecessary–support for nuclear power. The support is not only unnecessary, it would be counterproductive to building a clean, carbon-free energy system.
The EPA appears concerned that some uneconomic, aging reactors will close during the next few years–as we’ve been arguing they will and should for months. So the EPA came up with the idea of allowing states to partially subsidize these reactors…
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