Obama pushes nuclear energy to boost climate bill
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is endorsing nuclear energy like never before, trying to win over Republicans and moderate Democrats on climate and energy legislation.
Obama singled out nuclear power in his State of the Union address, and his spending plan for the next budget year is expected to include billions of more dollars in federal guarantees for new nuclear reactors. This emphasis reflects both the political difficulties of passing a climate bill in an election year and a shift from his once cautious embrace of nuclear energy.
He's now calling for a new generation of nuclear power plants.
How do you feel about this?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:21 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Boy, his mind changes with the wind, doesn't it?
What do I think? I think I will take a semi-supportive stance on the subject and do the classic 'wait and see'. I don't really trust any politician, especially Obama (just by watching his first year of fumbles).
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:51 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
I wonder if it hurts him to be more moderate. LOL, this year will be full of contradictions.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Oh yea Quinnmae, Bush made NO fumbles right? Bush was one complete fumble, for 8yrs! Just wait and see, Obama is the best and will go down in history as the best. But you just don't have the patience do ya?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by meriana at 11:12 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:15 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
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