Colorado's US Senator Mark Udall says we really need nukes, the natural gas industry says natural gas is really clean, and the radio says martians have really landed in New Jersey. From the Durango Herald:
"For some, news that a Udall is speaking favorably about nuclear power will come as a stark - and perhaps unpleasant - surprise," Udall said.
Or a Halloween joke where Mark Udall is dressed as John McCain and other Udalls spin in their graves.
Udall had hinted at his new thinking in recent statements, including at a congressional hearing in Estes Park with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on the effects of climate change on national parks. McCain ran for president last year on an "all of the above" energy policy, language Udall borrowed Thursday to highlight the economic boost from building plants.
"As we face perhaps our greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, we also need an 'all of the above'
solution to jump-start our economy," Udall said. "And that means that nuclear energy - and new nuclear power plants -
must be part of the mix."
Udall restated his strong support for more renewable energy, like wind and solar. ...
"Uncertainty about a long-term and permanent solution to waste storage is not a reason to halt nuclear power," he said.
That problem will just have take care of itself.