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Scott Pruitt's EPA Says Maybe More Radiation Exposure Wouldn't Be So Harmful

Donald Trump’s appointment of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency this year drew eyebrows, because Pruitt had made his career as a longstanding legal opponent of the EPA and a prominent climate change skeptic. Since he’s been put in charge of the agency, Pruitt… Read more…

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Airbus partners with Canada’s Bombardier, complicating trade dispute over Boeing jets

An artist’s conception puts Bombardier’s CS100 jet alongside Airbus’ A320neo. (Airbus Illustration) Airbus added a twist to a U.S.-Canada trade dispute by announcing a plan to partner up with Bombardier, the Boeing Co.’s Canadian rival. The plan calls for Airbus to take on a majority stake in Bombardier’s C Series line of passenger jets, which…

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More than 4,000MW of coal power slated for retirement in Texas. But why?

Enlarge / Emissions rise from smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images ) Late last week, power company Vistra Energy announced that it would close two of its Texas coal plants by early 2018. In a press release, the company blamed “Sustained low wholesale…