Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Senator Coleman on Nuclear Energy

In a speech in Minnesota yesterday about national energy policy, Senator Norm Coleman had an interesting way of selling Americans on the benefits of nuclear energy. Smart Politics reports:

Coleman says nuclear energy will need to be a part of the U.S. becoming less dependent on foreign oil. His best line of the morning: "The French aren't braver than us, and they're not afraid of nuclear energy." Coleman says he was a firm believer in Yucca Mountain as a means to dispose of nuclear waste - a problem, the Senator recognizes, as the Majority Leader (Harry Reid) of the Senate hails from Nevada.

2 comments:

Susanne E.Vandenbosch said...

I wonder if Senator Coleman is willing to have the State of Minnesota serve as the venue for a second nuclear waste repository. Some areas in northern Minnesota have rock which may be suitable for this purpose. Most politicians in the past have tended to prefer that waste from the reactors in their states be stored in states other than their own.

Anonymous said...

I don't think he'd mind. He wouldn't live near it. His wife would be safe from it since she lives in CA. He'd talk about all the jobs it'd create.

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