Bloomberg Law
Nov. 30, 2021, 11:00 AM

Nuclear Bans Tumble as Once-Skeptical States Seek Carbon Cuts

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent
Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

States that were once wary about nuclear power are now mulling policies to move forward with it as a way to decarbonize the electric grid, reach emissions-free energy goals, and preserve jobs in communities with aging and shuttering coal plants.

While 13 states have bans or restrictions on nuclear power construction, some are repealing moritoria and seeking to advance nuclear energy pilot projects within their borders. Critics, however, say such efforts are misguided and amount to too little, too late to address climate change.

In West Virginia, where coal has long reigned supreme, lawmakers plan to reconsider legislation to repeal ...

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