The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry

August 29 Energy News



¶ “Trump Rolled Back The Country’s Best Flood Protection Standards Two Weeks Before Harvey” • On August 15th, Trump signed an executive order rolling back various environmental rules in order to streamline approvals for infrastructure projects. One of them set a federal infrastructure standard to reduce the risk of flood damage. [Pacific Standard]

Waiting in a flood (Photo: Scott Olson | Getty Images)

¶ “Why We Won’t Be Ready for the Next Hurricane Harvey Either” • Houston is far from the only place in the US vulnerable to disastrous flooding as a result of bad policy. It happens in every state. And experts say sea level rise and increased precipitation related to climate change could exacerbate the problem in the coming years. [TIME]


¶ A £2 billion wind farm off the coast of Scotland would create 2,000 construction jobs and more than 200 jobs…

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