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Nuclear Power Backers Choose Wyoming Town as the Site for Experimental Reactor

TerraPower has selected Kemmerer, Wyoming as the preferred site for its Natrium reactor demonstration project.

Senate Energy Committee Deadlocks on Biden Interior Nominee

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee deadlocked on a vote to move the nomination of Laura Daniel-Davis, President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior, forward.

Florida Governor Signs Bill Preventing Local Fossil Fuel Bans, Miami Scraps Natural Gas Ban

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a law preventing local governments in the state from banning new commercial, industrial, and residential natural gas hookups.

Citizen Group Files Lawsuits to Block Virginia Wind Farm

A citizens group calling itself Citizens for Responsible Energy is suing to halt the siting of row of 612-foot-tall wind turbines on top of mountains in Botetourt County, Virginia.

Economic Effects of States’ COVID-19 Policies Could Lead to ‘Two Americas’

Differing local approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic have led to an uneven recovery across the United States

U.S. EPA Schedules Safe, Inexpensive Refrigerant for Phase-Out

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning a multi-year stepped phase-out of the domestic use of the refrigerant hydrofluorocarbon.

Congress Renews Efforts to Assign Americans a Patient I.D.

“A unique patient identifier will weaken health care by making individuals reluctant to share personal information—such as drug and alcohol use and past sexual history—with health care providers.”

President Biden Reverses Trump-era Revisions to Large National Monuments

President Joe Biden has reinstated the original boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, adding more than 2 million acres to the monuments' sizes.

Billing Codes Impede Medical Innovation, Study Finds

  “Billing codes are the enemy of innovations that reduce cost and improve the quality of care. The reason: No matter how good the innovation, bureaucratic obstacles delay its use,”

North Carolina Legislators Reasserting Power to Approve or Block Local Tree Ordinances

A provision added by Republican legislators to North Carolina’s pending budget bill would bar city and county officials from passing local tree ordinances without first getting the approval of the state legislature.

Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone writes from Dallas, Texas.

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