From America’s Right:
. . . Henry Waxman and Ed Markey’s cap-and-trade legislation, will drive American jobs overseas as business and industry move to escape an exponentially increased tax and regulatory burden, the American Energy Act will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs, through a focus on building new nuclear and oil drilling facilities from coast to coast, and off the coast as well.
From what I’ve learned, this legislation is exactly what we’ve been yammering on about here at America’s Right since, well, its inception. It truly is an all-of-the-above approach, and should be promoted as just that.
First, it starts with nuclear power. This GOP proposal sets an ambitious but job-rich national goal to construct and bring online 100 new nuclear reactors over the next two decades. Currently, as House Republicans have pointed out in recent days, America is home to 104 nuclear reactors, which provide this nation with 20 percent of its electricity and 73 percent of its carbon-emission-free electricity . . . yet not a single new reactor has been ordered since 1978.
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