Tweets of the Week - November 26, 2018

Tweets of the Week - November 26, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Nuclear power legislative allies release report, call for state action to save industry

Nuclear power legislative allies release report, call for state action to save industry

A bipartisan group of General Assembly members, surrounded by cheering plant employees in a cramped Londonderry firehouse, released a report Thursday that called on their colleagues to take action and support the flagging nuclear power industry.

Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster), a co-chair of the Nuclear Energy Caucus, laid out high stakes if the industry, which produces 42 percent of the state’s electricity, was left to perish as energy prices plummet, at least partially because of competition from natural gas.

“We’re not talking about a bailout, we’re not talking about a subsidy, we’re talking about valuing each resource appropriately,” Aument said. “Basing long-term energy decisions on short-term price...I think that’s foolish.”

Thursday, November 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Anti-nuclear activists raise waste concerns as atomic power works way back into political spotlight

Anti-nuclear activists raise waste concerns as atomic power works way back into political spotlight

As the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island meltdown approaches, local activists are launching a campaign against nuclear power in the state. Their effort opened Tuesday by questioning how to dispose of the industry’s waste.

“We still have five nuclear power plants, nine reactors and no nuclear toilet,” longtime activist Eric Epstein said.

The conversation comes as federal politicians try to restart a national conversation on where to put America’s nuclear waste, and state nuclear allies prepare to make the case that without aid, the industry could go bust in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Nuclear caucus looks at national security concerns to rally support for ailing industry

Nuclear caucus looks at national security concerns to rally support for ailing industry

In their fourth hearing, the bicameral, bipartisan Nuclear Caucus heard from current and former federal officials who pushed the role that splitting an atom still held for America’s national security even if it is losing out in the market.

“If things turn bad in the South China Sea, we need to make sure our ports in San Diego and Long Beach have electricity so they can ship ammunition overseas,” said Paul Stockton, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Aument turns and backs state intervention to save Pa. nuclear plants

Aument turns and backs state intervention to save Pa. nuclear plants

After dismissing the political wherewithal for nuclear subsides a month ago, Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) brought the idea back on the table Wednesday morning.

“I think we know need to begin having a conversation in this building in terms of a state solution and as a short term bridge,” Aument said following the meeting of the Nuclear Energy Caucus.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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