Overload: The Public's Down on Nuclear Power, Stewart Brand's Still Behind It, and More Overload: The Public's Down on Nuclear Power, Stewart Brand's Still Behind It, and More
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Overload: The Public's Down on Nuclear Power, Stewart Brand's Still Behind It, and More

by Ben Jervey

March 25, 2011

Support for building new nuke plants has dipped lower than it was in 1979, right after the Three Mile Island accident.

Probably not polled was Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand, who's still bullish on nuclear.

At least they're consistent: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lobbied on the wrong side of issues that matter—New Deal, WWII, Civil Rights, Medicare—for the past 100 years.

After first reporting that they'd only leaked five gallons, the company responsible for the latest Gulf oil spill has fessed up to the spill that's run ashore along 30 miles of Louisiana coast.

Heavy sigh. The Obama administration announced a freaking enormous expansion of coal mining in Wyoming.

The New York Times is partnering with Shell on an exclusive, elite Energy Summit, giving the oil company two days to hobnob Times reporters. Joe Romm is outraged, and you probably should be too.

Overload is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.

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Overload: The Public's Down on Nuclear Power, Stewart Brand's Still Behind It, and More