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Executive Order promoting energy independence and economic growth — Full Text

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:57
Executive Order promoting energy independence and economic growth — Full Text   Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – PROMOTING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States [...]

Sad: Exxon urges Trump to keep US in UN Paris climate accord

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:57
Via: https://www.ft.com/content/acf309b0-13b3-11e7-80f4-13e067d5072c?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a ExxonMobil Letter comes as White House seeks to unravel Obama greenhouse commitments © Bloomberg ExxonMobil, the largest American oil group, has written to the Trump administration urging it to keep the US in the Paris climate accordagreed at the end of 2015. In a letter to President Donald Trump’s special assistant for international energy [...]

President Trump signs energy independence Executive Order — Full remarks

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:49
March 28, 2017 by CFACT Ed, 0 Comments The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 28, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order to Create Energy Independence Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Washington, D.C. 2:14 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  I guess [...]

Cheers! Trump rescinds Obama-era climate rules with energy independence order

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:03
Keeping another campaign pledge, President #Donald Trump signed the Energy Independence #executive order today that rescinds, reviews, or freezes nearly half a dozen Obama-era rules. The order’s primary goal is to boost domestic energy production related to oil, natural gas, and coal while removing massive regulatory roadblocks. That, Trump remarked, will grow our economy, bring [...]

The Trump EPA: A Dramatic Shift From the Obama Era

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:43
The Trump administration is taking steps Tuesday toward dismantling former President Obama’s signature climate regulation, the Clean Power Plan, as President Donald Trump signs an executive order the White House promises will both bring back jobs and help the climate. “The president [is] coming to the EPA to set a new course,” EPA administrator Scott [...]

Trump’s Order Undoing EPA Climate Regs Isn’t Anti-Environment: It’s Pro Jobs & Pro African/Hispanic-American

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:57
by Jeff Dunetz | Mar 28, 2017 | Climate, Economy Sometime on Tuesday, President Trump will sign an executive order directing the EPA to begin dismantling Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Liberal politicians and the mainstream media (that’s redundant isn’t it?) will call it a blatantly anti-environment move, the truth is the order is another pro-job action [...]

Global nuclear safety meeting under way

World Nuclear News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:27
Significant progress has been made in strengthening nuclear safety across the world, and the need to maintain a robust nuclear safety culture is now universally recognised, delegates to the Seventh Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety were told yesterday. The meeting is taking place at the Vienna headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Tepco completes survey of Fukushima Daiichi 1 PCV

World Nuclear News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:12
Tokyo Electric Power Company has completed a five-day investigation of the primary containment vessel (PCV) of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant using a robot. The results of the survey will help Tepco determine the location of fuel debris within the vessel.

Hinkley Point C gets go-ahead for construction

World Nuclear News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:08
The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has granted its first consent for the start of construction of a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C. The consent covers the placement of the structural concrete for the first nuclear safety-related structure at the site. It does not give consent for all elements of construction.

It’s D-day for EPA climate regs. Bombs fall at 2 p.m.

Climate Depot - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:07
Via: http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/03/28/stories/1060052175 (Subscription required – Excerpts below)By Evan Lehmann, E&E News reporterPublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today is expected to unveil along with President Trump an executive order that will begin to eliminate former President Obama’s climate change legacy. Photo courtesy of Pruitt via Facebook. President Trump will try to land a knockout [...]

US energy secretary visits Yucca Mountain

World Nuclear News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:49
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry yesterday visited the site of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and discussed the status of the project with Nevada governor Brian Sandoval. Perry said the meeting was the first step in the process of talking to stakeholders following a presidential budget request to restart licensing proceedings for the repository. Sandoval, who opposes the project, said the meeting was not the start of negotiations.

High court lifts Takahama injunction

World Nuclear News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:36
The Osaka High Court in Japan has lifted an injunction that has kept units 3 and 4 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant offline for the past year. The court agreed with the utility that the units, which are in Fukui prefecture, are safe to operate.

IAEA helps Tajikistan remediation preparations

World Nuclear News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:00
An International Atomic Energy Agency expert team is preparing independent cost estimates to help Tajikistan plan the remediation of uranium legacy sites in the north of the country.

Opinion: Let’s march to stress the value of science for the public good, not to engage in partisan politics [Opinion]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:09
Much has been made of the aims of the upcoming March for Science, which is scheduled to take place on April 22 in Washington, DC. Some have argued it’s a terrible idea (1). But the march could serve an important purpose—if organizers and participants succeed in sending the right message...

Alpha-1 antitrypsin dysfunction and large artery stroke [Commentaries]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:09
Ischemic stroke—that is, cerebral infarction causing stroke symptoms—is pathophysiologically and phenotypically heterogeneous. To address this heterogeneity, investigators have often chosen to study the genetics of ischemic stroke according to its less-heterogeneous phenotypes. Many systems have been developed and deployed for classifying ischemic stroke into subphenotypes. In pursuit of gene discovery,...

Mechanism of transcription initiation and promoter escape by E. coli RNA polymerase [Biochemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:09
To investigate roles of the discriminator and open complex (OC) lifetime in transcription initiation by Escherichia coli RNA polymerase (RNAP; α2ββ’ωσ70), we compare productive and abortive initiation rates, short RNA distributions, and OC lifetime for the λPR and T7A1 promoters and variants with exchanged discriminators, all with the same transcribed...

Meta-assessment of bias in science [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:09
Numerous biases are believed to affect the scientific literature, but their actual prevalence across disciplines is unknown. To gain a comprehensive picture of the potential imprint of bias in science, we probed for the most commonly postulated bias-related patterns and risk factors, in a large random sample of meta-analyses taken...
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