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EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable

European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc's list of sustainable activities, backing a proposal from the EU's executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment groups and now looks set to trigger legal challenges.

European lawmakers vote on the European Commission's plan on energies at the European Parliament, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)