Democratic elder statesman Jimmy Carter recently stepped across a partisan battle line. “I am very proud of what nuclear power has done for our nation's security and well-being,” he told a group of employees at the Donald C. Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan.
Carter, a nuclear submarine commander during his Navy career, added, “I think the future holds great opportunities for nuclear power because safety has improved, technology has improved, and environmental quality has improved.”
His comments appear in the current issue of the Nuclear Energy Institute's “Insight” newsletter www.nei.org. Democrats who've dug in their heels to block more nuclear power plants (which, notably, emit no greenhouse gases) should take his words to heart.