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April 9, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Former Nuclear Regulator Says All Reactors Have Unfixable Flaw



Gregory Jaczko A major safety problem in all 104 nuclear power reactors in the U.S. cannot be fixed and must be replaced with newer technology, according to Gregory Jaczko, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 28, 2013

By Mia Steinle

SEC Stands Firm as Industry Tries to Un-Do Transparency Law



Oil Rig As natural resources companies wage a legal battle against a new regulation that calls for more revenue reporting, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stood its ground, firmly rejecting industry’s anti-transparency arguments.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Contractor at Hanford Nuclear Waste Project Admits Fraud



Hanford Nuclear Waste Complex A “key contractor” involved in the construction of a nuclear waste processing plant in Hanford, Wash., admitted to criminal time card fraud, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 1, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

House Report Highlights Need for Inspector General Nominations



Department of the Interior The watchdog office overseeing the department that manages the nation’s public lands and natural resources has been rendered toothless for over 1,400 days.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Advocates Fight Oil Companies on Transparency



Oil Rig Major oil companies should stop fighting transparency laws that force extractive industries to disclose payments to governments, said Dominic Eagleton of Global Witness in an op-ed in The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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