Obama - playing us for suckers on nuclear power

Clarice Feldman
If you go through anything in the State of the Union Address that sounds reasonable, you are certain to find it is mere words without any effort to follow through on making them a reality.

So it is about the president's claim to want nuclear power capacity increased. As Jonah Goldberg at NRO reports
From a reader (who identifies himself as my Nuclear-Weapons Guy, I will need to search my files to confirm that designation):

A way to understand the sincerity of Obama's statements about nuclear power is to look at how he has staffed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

He has replaced Bush's NRC Chairman (a strong pro-nuclear guy) with a former Harry Reid anti-nuclear Senate staffer. He has also left two (of the five Commission positions) vacant. There are now three commissioners with two vacancies. There would be a third vacancy except the former chairman has remained "temporarily" on the Commission in order to have at least three Commissioners present for the conduct of business. Doesn't sound like a strong commitment to nuclear power to me . . .
 


Clarice Feldman



If you go through anything in the State of the Union Address that sounds reasonable, you are certain to find it is mere words without any effort to follow through on making them a reality.

So it is about the president's claim to want nuclear power capacity increased. As Jonah Goldberg at NRO reports

From a reader (who identifies himself as my Nuclear-Weapons Guy, I will need to search my files to confirm that designation):

A way to understand the sincerity of Obama's statements about nuclear power is to look at how he has staffed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

He has replaced Bush's NRC Chairman (a strong pro-nuclear guy) with a former Harry Reid anti-nuclear Senate staffer. He has also left two (of the five Commission positions) vacant. There are now three commissioners with two vacancies. There would be a third vacancy except the former chairman has remained "temporarily" on the Commission in order to have at least three Commissioners present for the conduct of business. Doesn't sound like a strong commitment to nuclear power to me . . .

 


Clarice Feldman