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  •  but it's nothing compared (0+ / 0-)

    to the continued dominance of oil, natural gas, and coal interests. including extreme energy like fracking and tar sands.

    if the rich were really interested in saving the planet, this dynamic would look quite different (whatever my personal feelings on nuclear are--and they agree with yours)

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:43:04 AM PST

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    •  The rich are never as united (0+ / 0-)

      as people seem to think.  Rich oilmen protect oil interests while rich utility people push nuclear interests.  One's win is the other's loss.  It still means that the there is a lot of investment and lobbying they are doing.

      •  Frankly, I'm not seeing it (0+ / 0-)

        I'm seeing a lot of bloviating in Congress that doesn't do anything.

        When the rich actually feel threatened by something, there is a powerful movement politically to get them what they want. There is no powerful movement politically to fix the climate problem. Therefore, they either think they'll be OK b/c they're rich, or they're OK with the world burning as long as they die with the most toys.

        if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:52:11 AM PST

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