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McKibben on Climate Compromises


“Now that we’re beginning to get—head toward some serious negotiation in the Senate, the Obama administration is giving away an awful lot: offshore drilling, lots of support for nuclear power. Nuclear power doesn’t give off much carbon. That’s the best thing you can say about it. The worst thing you can say about it, at least aside from nuclear waste and plutonium and terrorism, the worst thing you can say about it is it wastes an incredible amount of money. It will only happen with massive, massive government subsidy. And if we’re going to subsidize something, there are a lot of technologies that offer a lot more kilowatt hours for the buck than trying to build giant nuclear power stations.” – Bill McKibben on Democracy Now

Bill, we couldn’t agree more.  That’s why Public Citizen has developed a set a climate principles that explicitly calls for the elimination of polluter giveaways.  To read and endorse our complete set of of clean energy principles, click here.

Allison Fisher is the Energy Organizer at Public Citizen

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