Obama administration strangles new Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor with red tape, blames victim

by CynthiaYockey on October 10, 2010

From Memeorandum I see that the Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has killed a new nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland by setting terms for approving it that made it economically unfeasible in order to force Constellation Energy to cancel the project. Or, that’s what actually happened if you know how to read the letter below from Constellation Energy, and what WaPo reported instead was that Constellation Energy dropped its plans because nuclear reactors are just too expensive to build, even though the Obama administration was giving the company a $7.5 billion loan guarantee (never mind the small print), those ungrateful, greedy bastards:

Constellation Energy Reactor 10-8-10

I live in Maryland and energy prices already have skyrocketed here. Another nuclear reactor in Maryland would lower energy prices and bolster our nation’s energy independence. WaPo’s story adds insult to injury by noting that the Obama administration DID approve and set tolerable conditions for a huge wind farm even though wind energy requires 100 percent redundancy, is inefficient, is hideously ugly, and kills both beneficial wildlife — birds and bats — and beneficial insects on a horrific scale.

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Deborah Platt October 25, 2010 at 1:08 am

Someone at our site just pointed out this article. I hadn’t heard this at all, and it’s infuriating.

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