Pledging Safe Operations, McCarthy Rebuts EJ Advisers On Nuclear, CCS

May 18, 2021
White House domestic climate advisor Gina McCarthy is pushing back on environmental justice (EJ) advocates’ objections to federal support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and nuclear power, while also pledging that deployment of such projects would be safe and address pollution concerns in EJ communities. “The president is interested in all-of-the-above strategy,” McCarthy said during a May 18 appearance at Columbia University’s Global Energy Summit, in response to questions about persistent political tensions in the environmental community regarding CCS...

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