CPR asked three student groups on campus to discuss the increasingly more visible practice of hydrofracking and its possible effects on the environment, the energy sector, and the American economy.
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This election year has seen U.S. energy policy and the debate on global warming (does it exist, if it does who/what is responsible, and what we should do about it) get quite a bit of airtime, but from a distinctly 2012 tack.
In the American context, there is a War on Terror, a War in Afghanistan, and a War on Drugs…but that is it. There is no “war” being waged against women, religion, or coal.
The new wave of right-wing Republicans often tout their ideological commitment to the free market, but agriculture always seems to be the “exception” that gets a sly wink and nod. These politicians should start by leading the push to keep corn on our plates and out of our gas pumps.
The myriad risks associated with nuclear power—as recently evidenced by the horrific disasters in Japan—are clearly too great for nuclear power to continue to be heralded as a viable energy option and savior from our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels. As such the time has come to declare, no matter what nuclear supporters may say, the end of the nuclear [...]