Wednesday, December 13, 2017

No Nuclear-and-Coal Bailout Now - Not Any Day!

The Trump admininstration has postponed a decision on the controversial dirty energy bailout -- but not for long! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was supposed to render a decision on December 11, 2017, but has delayed action on the bailout for 30 days, until January 10, 2018, so that two recently appointed FERC commissioners have time to review the record.
This delay is an important victory in its own right -- FERC was poised to go along with the adminstration until just days ago. But don't be fooled: we haven't stopped the bailout yet! 
The Trump administration is still demanding a bailout for coal and nuclear power plants as soon as possible, a massive subsidy, which would potentially cost electricity consumers billions of dollars every year. FERC commissioners could do something just as bad or worse come January.
Please join NIRS in telling FERC: get off this slippery slope to dirty energy. America needs you to reject subsidies, incentives, preferences, and bailouts for nuclear and fossil fuels, and figure out how to make the transition to clean, safe, 100% renewable energy as quickly and affordably as possible.

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