Alexander Blasts Cap and Trade
3:36 PM, Sep 16, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Per our post earlier today on cap and tax, Jim Jeffries sends over this statement from Senator Lamar Alexander, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate:
The construction of nuclear power would not have been incentivized under the House cap and trade bill that the House passed -- House liberals refused to allow nuclear power to be defined as a "renewable source," despite the fact that it emits no emissions. Alexander is one of the Senate's most outspoken advocates of nuclear power. He's speaking at the US Chamber this Monday where he'll be beating this drum some more, explaining how the rest of the world is passing us by using the nuclear technology we created and why that's dangerous both economically and in terms of our national security.