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What? Now Rick Perry is AGAINST USA nuclear loans guarantees!

In policy reversal, Rick Perry opposes federal aid for Texas nuclear plants  October 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm by Richard Dunham  Texas Gov. Rick Perry rarely concedes that he has reversed himself on a policy issue. But he did just that today when he said on national TV he had “changed my position” and now opposes any federal assistance for nuclear plants or other energy projects.

The flip-flop is significant because the current Republican presidential candidate asked the U.S. Department of Energy three years ago to approve a federal loan guarantee for the construction of a Texas nuclear power plant in Matagorda County.

“We were asking at that particular point in time for the federal government to support the nuclear power industry in the state of Texas or across the country, from that standpoint,” Perry said today on Fox News Sunday. “But from a general standpoint, any type of federal dollars flowing into these industries we (now) think is bad public policy.”….

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace challenged Perry’s consistency, noting that Perry in 2008 asked Bush administration Energy Secretary Sam Bodman to approve an application by NRG Energy Inc. for nuclear reactor construction. The company sought federal loan guarantees of the sort Perry has denounced this year on the campaign trail…


October 31, 2011 - Posted by | USA elections 2012

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