Pallone takes Trump administration to task for nuclear, coal subsidies

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Salem Nuclear Power Plant

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday criticized a Trump administration proposal to bolster the economically struggling nuclear and coal sectors by paying them more for electricity produced by their plants.

In a hearing in Washington, the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee told Energy Secretary Rick Perry his proposal to prop up coal and nuclear units to enhance grid reliability would upend competitive energy markets at the expense of consumers …

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