Excellent point by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) on Face the Nation today. Who ever could have predicted that terrorists would have crashed planes into American skyscrapers Hurricane Katrina would have caused so much damage nuclear reactors would be vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis?
Markey correctly points out that the largest barrier to new nuclear power isn’t environmental protesters but investors skeptical of investing in an increasingly expensive technology that isn’t even necessary to solve global warming.
Of course, the always forward-thinking GOP (and some Democrats, too, including the president) continue to support nuclear energy. Hopefully, their positions will evolve (I hold out very little hope for Republicans; I have more faith in our side).