Former Bush EPA administrator and New Jersey Gov. Christie Todd Whitman says the growing use of natural gas for electricity generation needs to be balanced with nuclear power while getting rid of coal. But coal is clean and safe and no new nuke plant has been constructed in 30 years — and we may never see a new one again.
As I reported in my FOXNews.com column of January 5, 2001 (see below):
After being nominated [to be EPA administrator], [Christie Todd] Whitman was asked: “Global warming, what is your thought on what the state of science is and what can be done to address it?” She responded: “Still somewhat uncertain. Clearly there’s a hole in the ozone, that has been identified. But I saw a study the other day that showed that it was closing. It’s not as clear, the cause and effect, as we would like it to be.”