Obama's Nuclear Power Play Lacks Economic Voltage


President Barack Obama managed to end partisan gridlock in Washington by approving the first $8.3 billion in a nuclear loan guarantee program yesterday, but not in the way he would have liked. A group of interest groups ranging from the ultra-conservative National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to the left-wing rabble rousers at Greenpeace are raising concerns about Obama's embrace of the nuclear power industry. They all raise good points, especially when it comes to the economic issues.