Thursday, January 15, 2009

Steven Chu's Nuclear Support: Daily Kos, Mother Jones Respond

Steven-Chu-nuclear-energyAt the risk of engaging in omphaloskepsis (?!), Daily Kos and Mother Jones (?!) have picked up our post on Steven Chu's confirmation hearing for Secretary of Energy. The posts by Markos Moulitsas and Kevin Drum have led to a spirited debate; eliciting supportive comments in two of the least likely, until now, corners of the blogosphere.

Just one of the many comments, via Drum:

"I should perhaps make it clear that I'm 100% in support of moving to a sustainable economy, and moving our energy production to renewables is absolutely necessary as part of that. That said, we can't yet power our grid entirely from renewables yet, and nuclear energy seems to me better than coal for supplying our needs as we bridge the gap.” Posted by: dob on 01/14/09 at 3:52 PM Respond
If you can, stop by Kos and MoJo and weigh in.

2 comments:

RightDemocrat said...

I have long argued that pro-nuclear advocates need to do far more outreach to Democrats and progressives. The question of expanding nuclear power isn't a left-right issue. Atomic energy can help save the planet, create a lot of good paying jobs and bring us closer to energy independence. We need to get the message out to the public and ideological divisions will fade away.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, but all I can say is 'good luck with that.' Have you read the posts on the mother jones blog? For self-proclaimed 'progressive' thinkers there sure are alot of closed-minded rabidly opinionated blatherers over there. Witness the frustration experienced by even the coolest pro-nuclear advocates who try and reason with those guys.