McCain calls for building 45 new nuclear reactors …
July 5, 2008
Sen. John McCain called Wednesday for the construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 and pledged $2 billion a year in federal funds ”to make clean coal a reality,” measures designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
In a third straight day of campaigning devoted to the energy issue, the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting also said the only time Democratic rival Barack Obama voted for a tax cut was for a ”break for the oil companies.”
McCain said the 104 nuclear reactors currently operating around the country produce about 20 percent of the nation’s annual electricity needs.
“Remember: the most perfect machinery of government
will not keep us as a nation from destruction
if there is not within us a soul.”
— President Theodore Roosevelt, 1917