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Coal Power Plant Shutdowns Surge Under Trump

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Coal-fired power plants are on the march-out of business. And despite promises that Donald Trump made during and after his presidential campaign, the long-term trend has only increased.
More coal-fired power plants closed during Trump's first two years in office than during Barack Obama's entire first term, according to Reuters.
A total of 23,400 megawatts of coal-fueled generation shut down in 2017 and 2018. From 2009 through 2012, the amount was 14,900. And 2018 saw the highest level of shutdowns since 2015. A megawatt can power 1,000 typical homes.
Trump campaigned partly on reviving...
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Why the Government Shutdown is Increasing Fire Risks in California

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The worst fire in California's history may be behind it, but the risks are not.
With the nation's longest government shutdown still ongoing, thousands of U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management employees remain furloughed, preventing these agencies from doing critical work to prepare for the next fire season or reduce existing risks.
In California specifically, forest cleanup and fuel mitigation projects have been postponed, which is essential to diminishing the threat of such fires. Training opportunities for firefighters are also affected. With more than...
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