Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “We Need Nuclear Power”

Watts Up With That?

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, public domain image, source Wikimedia Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, public domain image, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, until recently a leading figure in the campaign to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO laws, now wants bipartisan support to fix the problems with Obama’s clean energy policies.

To Slow Global Warming, We Need Nuclear Power

By LAMAR ALEXANDER and SHELDON WHITEHOUSEDEC. 21, 2016

If 20 fire marshals came around and told us our houses were about to burn down, we’d buy some fire insurance. So when the leading science academies in 20 developed countries, along with several major American corporations and the national security community, all tell us that burning fossil fuels is causing dangerous changes to the climate, we think it’s time for the United States to get serious about clean energy. It also means supporting safely operating nuclear power plants that produce carbon-free electricity.

Already, 60 percent of our…

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