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White House reportedly exploring wartime rule to help coal, nuclear
2018-04-21T14:00:08+00:00 - Megan Geuss / Ars Technica
According to reports from Bloomberg and E&E News, the Trump Administration has been exploring another way to help coal and nuclear generators: the Defense Production Act of 1950. This appears to be the third attempt to use policy to keep coal and nuclear operators afloat. The Defense Production ActIf the DOE decides not to invoke Section 202(c), the president may turn to the Defense Production Act. It's unclear exactly how the Administration would institute protection for coal or nuclear generators under the Defense Production Act. But some sort of civil emergency or military necessity generally precedes application of the Defense Production Act, and if the White House intends to use it, they're likely building the case for such an application now.

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