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House Speaker Pelosi: "Nuclear has to be on the table."

From the Raw Story:
Citing "a growing chorus of voices," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called Thursday for "mandatory action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution"and said she wants legislation ready for July 4th – which she declares "Energy Independence Day."

The Speaker's remarks came at the beginning of a hearing of the House Committee on Science and Technology this morning.

The Speaker also answered an inquiry from Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) on nuclear energy by saying that while she was once opposed to nuclear energy, changing technology had made her "bring a more open mind" to the option.

"It has to be on the table," she said.
Wow. Now that's interesting news.

UPDATE: Another reaction from Power Pundit.


Paul Primavera said…
I am happy that Speaker Pelosi agreed that nuclear power as an energy-supply option must remain on the table.

However, there are many other reasons outside of nuclear power for which I oppose her speakership.
Joffan said…
I am happy that President Bush has enabled better prospects for future build nuclear power.

However, there are many other reasons outside of nuclear power for which I oppose his presidency.

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