27 April 2005

The tree-huggers will love this one - NOT!

Good Lord, Big Oil AND nuclear energy mentioned in the same breath. From today's Houston Chronicle:

Bush urged using closed military bases as sites for new oil refineries. The Energy Department is being ordered to step up discussions with communities near such bases to try to get refineries built. He said the United States has not built a new oil refinery since the 1970s.

Bush also called on Congress to provide a "risk insurance" plan to insulate the nuclear industry against regulatory delays if it builds new nuclear power plants.

Read the entire article here. More nuke plants? That should definitely get the tree-huggers frothing at the mouth.

Hey, just for that reason alone, I think it's a great idea!

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