So all eyes shift to Obama where murkier statements on nuclear’s roll in the national energy mix began to clarify with Dr. Chu now in ascendancy.
So now that the numbers are in and we’ve got a fresh crop of dandies to feed into the national rule-making machine, perhaps you’re wondering what it all means for a livable planet? Will we finally take the lead on the world stage and make climate change a priority? Invest in clean, renewable power? Foster a green-sector jobs boom and and tease forth vibrant and healthy communities (with liberty and justice for all)?
Yes, let’s “pay attention to his words.” Risks of nuclear power? McCain’s response is “blah, blah, blah.”
But there’s potentially a major crimp in the hose of plenty. And it looms in the higher energy prices waiting to meet us as we cross the energy divide.
While Iran brays against the extension of nuclear trade between the United States and India, voices elsewhere, including the United Arab Emirates have been more encouraging. UAE leaders have reasons to cheer – perhaps chief among them is the hope that proliferation of such trade suggests their own nuclear-power ambitions will be welcomed by the international community as well.
Though he’s getting the bulk of the applause post-debate, Obama let me down in Mississippi. Not only has he creeped ever closer right of middle by labeling Venezuela a “rogue state” on par with Iran and by asserting he is “not against nuclear waste,” (Well, you know, Jim. There’s a lot about nuclear waste that people just don’t understand) but I was stunned to see this young Senator having such trouble linking his conjunction-junction functions.
While the “Drill Me – Drill You” mantra has pressed offshore derricks and scenes of middle-aged Republican coitus to the forefront of popular consciousness, there’s a lot more to this here debate than crowd hysterics. What you may not have heard about is the proposed opening of the national treasury to all things nuclear.
‘Member all those federal rules Chertoff trampled to get Border Wall construction on track? Water, land, animals, native graves, etc. — all shrugged off with Congressionally mandated powers granted the Homeland Security Czar under the Real ID Act.
As South Texas wall portions are going up, and residents there are still trying to muck out from recent storms, the news from the Arizona portion of the wall isn’t good.
Meanwhile, complaints about tained water from Uranium Enrichment Corp’s exploration of uranium zones in a confined, drinking-water aquifer in Goliad County have gone nowhere. It hasn’t stopped the company from receiving the first of a needed covy of licenses to mine uranium there.
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As McCain cozies up with San Antonio’s evangelical warmonger John Hagee (a relationship likely not to catch a media blaze the way Obaman’s radical Rolodex has) other less altruistically motivated […]