Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines, or for in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation, all without ads, government funding or corporate underwriting? This is only possible with your support. Right now every donation to Democracy Now! will be doubled by a generous supporter. This means if you give $25 today, Democracy Now! will get $50 to support our daily news hour. Please do your part. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in the coming year. Thanks so much. -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Trump’s Plan to Bolster Coal & Nuclear Plants

HeadlineJan 09, 2018
H9 coal

Back in the United States, in an unexpected move, the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Trump has repeatedly promised to bolster coal production and the number of coal jobs in the United States. But his plan to do so, which was outlined last fall by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, has faced widespread opposition from not only environmentalists but also a wide array of corporate interests, including Dow Chemical and Koch Industries. Multiple former energy commission chairs have also criticized the plan, saying it would raise electricity prices across the Northeast and Midwest.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop