The $29 billion nuclear boondoggle that’s poisoning Black communities by Gloria Tatum

Scalawag Magazine, Gloria Tatum, March 6, 2018 As members of Congress clamored last month to pass a spending bill and avoid a second federal government shutdown, much of the public dialogue revolved more around the standoff between Republicans and Democrats than the contents of the bill. But for residents of Shell …

Budget for 2019 Beefs up Nuclear, Military Spending by Emily Weyrauch

On Monday, the Trump administration released its plan for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. In particular, this budget includes increased military spending. The large military budget  focuses on beefing up the US’s nuclear arsenal. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) budget, a wing of the Department of Energy that maintains …

New Bills Aim to Stop Georgia Schools from Paying for Vogtle by Emily Weyrauch

Recently, a new bill (S.B. 355) was introduced to the Georgia legislature targeting Georgia Power and its enormous cost overruns on its project of construction nuclear power Plant Vogtle reactors 3 and 4. The bill, a direct response to Plant Vogtle’s infamous project delays, says that utilities can not collect financing fees …