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In America’s Shale Country, Nukes and Gas Are Duking It Out

March 13, 2019, 12:18 PM

Subsidizing nuclear power to fight climate change is one thing in liberal states like New York and New Jersey. It is quite another in the natural gas bastions of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Drillers and gas-fired power plant operators are girding to fight measures to save money-losing reactors in the Keystone and Buckeye states, saying they have learned from past defeats and are better positioned to win.

The looming debates are a crucial test of how far lawmakers in shale gas country are willing to go to fight climate change. Four left-leaning states already approved bailouts for reactors, in step with...

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