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Ron Paul on Nuclear Energy

Jay Taylor of the Web site 321 Gold interviewed Congressman Ron Paul back in 2006 and asked him what he thought of nuclear energy:
Do you anticipate that nuclear energy will provide some solutions to higher energy prices? China and India are building nuclear plants, and they have a large number of new plants planned for the future. Do you favor this form of energy?

CONGRESSMAN PAUL: I think it will come. I think it is a good answer. I have a nuclear power plant in my district. It is another answer when energy prices go too high. I think we are going to win on that issue, although we have lost for a good many years, and there have not been any new nuclear power plants. When push comes to shove, I think the American people are going to say, "I want my house heated and lit up with electricity." So I think we are finally going to reject some of these arguments against nuclear power, because they are not very convincing."
Thanks to the African-American Environmentalist Association for the pointer.

Comments

Anonymous said…
That's an interesting source, especially considering the enormously disproportionate impact that blacks face from coal-fired plants (asthma rates, cancer, etc etc).

Would be great to see the black community en masse get on the freedom bandwagon. Government is certainly NOT their best friend, as history shows.
A said…
i cant understand why Ron Paul would be for nuclear power, since it couldn't exist without Government subsidies.
B. Varughese said…
Ron Paul supports Free Market Nuclear Energy, not subsidized. In fact he wants the entire energy market to be free... In fact he want EVERYTHING to be free market!!!

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