Phase out nuclear power? Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders locked in absurd arms race

The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Published 6:04 p.m. ET Sept. 11, 2019 | Updated 7:44 p.m. ET Sept. 12, 2019

Candidates who play the anti-nukes card while claiming to care about climate change can’t be serious: Our view Story Highlights Nuclear is America’s third largest electricity source, behind natural gas and coal. Wind and solar collectively account for only 8% of the U.S. power supply. Solar is regional and seasonal. Wind can disappear for days at a time.

Democrats, to their credit, are the one major party that cares about climate change. But it can be frustrating to watch as their presidential hopefuls get behind nonbinding policy papers or go wobbly on the hard decisions. 

Perhaps nothing shows the lack of seriousness more than the candidates who play the anti-nuclear card even while claiming to be sincere about global warming.

Sen. Bernie

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