Skip to comments.Environmental Advocates Are Cooling on Obama ("Environmentalist" now against cleanest energy source)
Posted on 02/17/2010 7:29:03 PM PST by tobyhill
There has been no more reliable cheerleader for President Obamas energy and climate change policies than Daniel J. Weiss of the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
But Mr. Obamas recent enthusiasm for nuclear power, including his budget proposal to triple federal loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors to $54 billion, was too much for Mr. Weiss.
The presidents embrace of nuclear power was disappointing, and the wrong way to go about winning Republican votes, he said, adding that Mr. Obama should not be endorsing such a costly and potentially catastrophic energy alternative as bait just to get talks started with pro-nuke senators.
The early optimism of environmental advocates that the policies of former President George W. Bush would be quickly swept away and replaced by a bright green future under Mr. Obama is for many environmentalists giving way to resignation, and in some cases, anger.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
. . . and if they have any desire at all to keep their jobs, they never will.
Does this no-nukes "progressive" have any, and I'm not talking pie-in-the-sky technology decades to centuries from being able to be put into mass use, but any real alternatives to the worlds energy needs?
you care about climate change or not? Go nuclear power!
Libs can’t stand proved technology, they have to have pie-in-the-sky at any cost technology.
How Lisa Jackson Stole $11,000 from Every American Household
That’s what she cost us last year on this crap...what are her qualifications anyway...besides being a liar.
Maybe we can burn the dinosaur NYT for heat.
Actually it was the right way .. I stood up and took notice when he said that in the SOTU .. somewhat amusingly shocked, but took notice nonetheless ..
Obama ain't ever gonna get my VRWC vote anytime soon, but at least there was one thing in his SOTU address which I could applaud.
Morons. NYTimes Morons. Not a single word in the article about the nationwide shale-gas resource that will save the USA from energy extinction. We had divine intervention in the energy department. It is tight and unconventional reservoirs of gas and oil from shales and tight rock formations that will provide the US an energy future in a clean way. New York, by the way, has banned drilling of shale-gas in their state. Nuclear energy is the most inefficient and expensive resource available anywhere.
That can’t be their alternative.
The photographed work to survive, no work-e, no eat-e, leave the tribe.
I’m sure they kill and eat furry creatures, crank up a fire.
Surely the lefty folk want no electricity, no cars etc but they expect the magic unicorn will peel and feed grapes to the unproductive masses.
The photographed are a more educated, advanced and reality based society— than are the green-left freaks.
The only reason Obammy said this is to create an image that he is moving toward the middle. He knows damn well that this has no chance in the Congress or his own EPA of seeing the light of day.
If we could just harness the power of the hamster wheel.