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Lunacy! Obama Still Supports Nuclear Development

March 15, 2011

“The events in Japan … teach us that events deemed absolutely unlikely can happen,” German Chancellor Merkel said Monday in Berlin. “We have a new situation and this has to be analyzed very thoroughly.”

I am sorry, the President is clearly wrong on this issue. His continued commitment to spending $36 billion towards new nuclear power plants is completely wrong-headed and a complete and utter sellout to the nuclear industry and mega-corporations. PLUS, think of it, he could push for $36 billion towards alternative solar power and become the leader of alternative energy development in the United States. This could be his undoing as the preferred Democrat Party candidate for 2012. He certainly is not my candidate; and I voted for him as I could not in good conscience vote Republican in 2008. Seems both parties have outlived their usefulness. This would be the perfect moment for the Green Party to escalate its agenda and pick a candidate.

Guardian UK reports:

The White House said in a statement that Obama continued to see nuclear power as part of America’s energy portfolio. “The president believes that meeting our energy needs means relying on a diverse set of energy sources that includes renewables like wind and solar, natural gas, clean coal and nuclear power.

“Information is still coming in about the events unfolding in Japan, but the administration is committed to learning from them and ensuring that nuclear energy is produced safely and responsibly here in the US,” the statement said.

Merkel quote from:
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2011/03/14/Germany-suspends-nuclear-extension/UPI-74401300120147/#ixzz1GcbUWL3L

  1. pj
    March 15, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Lunacy indeed. I don’t think reality has any place in the worldview of those we’ve placed in position as decision makers.

  2. March 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    And that is precisely the problem, we have abdicated the power of our citizenry-representative system to corporate backed professional politicians;

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