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Fear of Nuclear Power Should Not Stop Carbon Cuts

The severity of the climate crisis necessitates a new look at nuclear power

Senator Joe Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

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No topic splits the green movement as much as nuclear energy. Gas? “Transition fuel” to some, “fossil gas” to others. But no matter the term, everyone agrees that it is still a fossil fuel. And fossil fuels must go, sooner rather than later.