Tuesday, May 17, 2005

McCain's Nuclear Power Climate Change Fix

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is amending the McCain/Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act to include nuclear power subsidies to increase its appeal among senators not necessarily inclined to support a carbon dioxide reduction bill. This is a great idea. AAEA supported the bill before, supports Senator McCain's changes and supports nuclear power as one solution to climate change. What do you think?

1 comment:

Sonja said...

I like the nuclear incentives in an otherwise horrible energy bill. I think nuke power is great for reducing point source pollution, but what do we do about the waste??

I know the utilities plan to store it on or under Yucca Mountain in Nevada, but did you know that's Shoshone land? Talk about environmental racism... I hear there's a lawsuit to stop plans for storing it there --- something about treaty rights being violated.

Anyway, I think we need to solve the waste problem before we see nuke power as a solution to environmental pollution.