Writing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution David Kyler states “subsidies for the nuclear industry are unwise, unfair and unjustified. Instead of sinking billions more tax dollars into this hazardous, extremely expensive source of energy, we should be converting to clean, proven technologies that are far more practical.”
Well, David, while practical, your suggestion is other than politically savvy. When you observe that more offshore drilling, “clean” coal, or more nuclear power plants are distractions from sound energy policy, you really refer to energy policy for the good of the people of Georgia, the United States and the globe.
“Following six decades of attempting to find a ‘safe’ and dependable way of storing radioactive waste from nuclear plants, experts still have no solution. These materials will remain a major public health threat for thousands of years. The more such materials we use, transport and store, the greater that threat becomes.” So, ask yourself why we continue with such detrimental policy?
As this blog repeatedly has observed, it is evident that the United States Congress is intent on acting counter to the interests of the people in the United States and the global community. This is other than policy for the public good, it is BAUAAAE (Business As Usual And Above All Else) by the politicians and those they serve (to include their own investments). (How come Congress critters can avoid identifying their conflict of interest?)
Some want to ascribe partisanship, e.g., the Repugnants alternative energy policy, to such policy making. Horsefeathers! As previously noted, almost all Senators and many members of the House of Representatives choose to ignore their official responsibility to respond to degradation of the atmosphere brought about by anthropogenic emissions. These are the makers of law; such action could only be construed as criminal by an international court. Yet while not criminal, the current course of action taken by elected representatives in the United States Congress certainly is morally wrong. (This blog went so far as to describe it previously as malefic.)