Stories tagged: Energy Department
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Democrats force delays in votes on three Cabinet nominees
Republicans pushed President Donald Trump’s nominees to head the Energy and Interior Departments through a Senate panel on Tuesday while other committees moved toward votes on his picks to head …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
U.S. electricity grid faces a changing threat environment, report warns
At a time of heightened focus on U.S. cybersecurity risks, the Energy Department released a comprehensive report on the nation’s rapidly changing electrical grid Friday that calls for new action …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, midnight
Mattis offers hope for Energy, Hanford
Mattis, a Richland native, is likely our best hope at helping educate Trump and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry about the complexities and importance of Hanford’s mission
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Energy Department raises price tag to $16 billion for Hanford plant
The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Energy Department rejects Donald Trump’s request to name climate change workers, who remain worried
Global warming – “it’s a hoax.” Donald Trump has said that more than once. So it’s understandable that the request by the president-elect’s transition team for the names of individual …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Trump taps Rick Perry to head Energy Department
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department, said two individuals familiar with the decision, seeking to put the former Texas governor in control of an …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 6:14 a.m.
Trump team asks about Hanford, national labs
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked about the Hanford vitrification plant in a questionnaire circulated at the Department of Energy, along with questions about the work of national laboratories …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Department workers
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is asking Energy Department employees detailed questions about the agency’s operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Regulator warns of long, costly cleanup at Los Alamos lab
New Mexico’s top environmental regulator says it could take the federal government another decade and more than $4 billion to clean up the hazardous waste and contamination remaining at one …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 7:26 p.m.
US proposes 17-year delay in start of Hanford nuclear cleanup – until 2039
Los Angeles Times (TNS) The Energy Department has proposed a 17-year delay in building a complex waste treatment plant at its radioactively contaminated Hanford site in Washington state, pushing back …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013, midnight
Editorial: Hanford cleanup’s toxic legacy continues
The U.S. Energy Department says fat chance of meeting interim deadlines for cleaning up the nuclear site that produced Fat Boy, the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, which accelerated the …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2011, midnight
Hanford cleanup safety doubts raised
LOS ANGELES – The Energy Department has asserted that Bechtel Corp. underplayed safety risks from equipment it is installing at the nation’s largest nuclear waste cleanup project, according to government …
Tue., July 7, 2009, 9:13 a.m.
Hanford considered for national mercury storage
The Hanford nuclear reservation is one of seven sites the Energy Department is considering as a national, long-term storage site for mercury.
Wed., Jan. 14, 2009, midnight
Chu hearing forecasts new focus in energy policy
WASHINGTON – The Nobel Prize winner nominated to head the Energy Department said Tuesday that he would focus the agency in part on global warming, a sharp departure from the …