Amy Harder Jun 28
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Facts Matter

What's really killing nuclear power

Matt Rourke, File / AP

The issue

President Trump and his top advisers are saying they will revive the nuclear power industry, which is struggling to keep current reactors open or open new ones. They blame federal regulations for the sector's problems. "This industry has been strangled all too often by government regulation," Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday at a White House briefing for the administration's Energy Week.