Because the environmental community can only concentrate on one culprit at a time – carbon is the latest – nuclear power is now considered "clean" energy. That requires ignoring the dirt Commonwealth Edison/Exelon spread by bribing Illinois politicians, not to mention the crime against the planet of making Illinois the home of 10,000 metric tons of high-level nuclear waste, the most of any state. Now environmentalists are joining politicians in begging Exelon to allow the state to give it subsidies of $70 million a year for five years to keep these uneconomical and environmentally risky power plants operating. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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