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Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations

Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations
While the U.S. Chamber, utilities, elected officials and other business organizations argue that these new rules will drive up the cost of energy thus hurting consumers and the economy, South Carolina is the perfect case study to dispel these fears. Despite a dramatic spike in the cost to consumers in order to build a pair of nuclear power plants, the state's economy is booming — at least according to Gov Nikki Haley's re-election campaign.
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Negotiations with Iran: The Benefits of Working with the World's 'Most Misunderstood Country'

Negotiations with Iran: The Benefits of Working with the World's 'Most Misunderstood Country'
Ongoing negotiations with Iran could lead to normalized relations, even a major trading partner with the U.S. Iran would import U.S. beef and grains, benefiting Oklahoma producers. U.S. firms serving the petroleum and other industries are eager to open offices in Iran and become trading partners. Releasing Iran's oil production would lower the world oil price, giving Americans relief at the gas pumps. As diplomatic relations improve, Iran might well become an ally for regional stability, peace, and the security of U.S. interests.
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In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked

In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked
Researchers recently concluded that a small six-foot-high miniature tsunami that hit near a New Jersey nuclear power plant this summer was not the result of a seismic event (as tsunamis usually are). Instead, the researchers concluded that the surge was caused by a sudden atmospheric pressure change. Climate change will cause more destructive and seemingly freakish events like this. Emergency planners need to plan for them — especially when the risks are high as is the case with nuclear plants.
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France Sabotages Iran and IAEA Negotiations

France Sabotages Iran and IAEA Negotiations
A pending deal between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to peacefully ensure that the country's nuclear program was one for energy production alone — and not weapons manufacturing — screeched to halt before it could be realized. Somewhere in the midst of larger conversations about Middle East peace, France didn't like the Iran-IAEA negotiations and sabotaged the deal.
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Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima

Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima
In their first meeting since Japan created a new, more independent nuclear agency 13 months ago, the top regulator urged the head of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday to take "drastic steps" to mitigate a spate of mishaps at the complex.
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Mari Yamaguchi
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