President Obama's plan isn't a certain deathblow for the West's oldest facilities. That's partly because a number of those units are already slated for closure.
The public is being kept in the dark about which states have applied for the lucrative grants, and what their actual track records are when it comes to preventing fraud and misuse.
Robin Marty is a freelance writer and editor from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Formerly, she worked as the Director of Special Projects for the Center for Independent Media.