Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Nuclear Energy Promoted.

Byline: Michael Coleman Journal Washington Bureau

Domenici, Wilson Want More Plants

WASHINGTON Two members of New Mexico's congressional delegation told a House subcommittee Tuesday that nuclear power could help America prevent future energy crunches.

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said nuclear energy is efficient, clean and safer than ever.

Wilson, who sits on the House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, said no new nuclear power plants are expected to open before 2020, yet America's demand for electricity keeps growing.

"In the context of rolling blackouts, high prices, growing demand for power and continued concern for environmental protection and global warming, America is taking a second look at nuclear power," Wilson said. …

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