NuclearPower http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4965/all en Ignoring Science, John Broder Chides Obama from Left on Promoting Nuclear Plants http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-science-john-broder-chides-obama-left-promoting-nuclear-plants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times takes on Obama from the left on his commitment to building new nuclear power plants, quoting every environmentalist in Washington, but without explaining the sound science (and environmentalism) behind the move: Lower pollution and no dreaded greenhouse gases. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Barack Obama supports building nuclear reactors, promoting $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to help build two reactors in Georgia. They would be the first nuclear power plants built in the United States in over 30 years, and left-wing environmentalists are not happy with him on that issue and several others. Reporter John Broder, the paper's environmental-beat reporter, apparently talked to every single one of those unhappy greens to fill out his Thursday story, "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/science/earth/18enviros.html">Environmentalists Cooling on Obama</a>."<p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ignoring-science-john-broder-chides-obama-left-promoting-nuclear-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama JohnBroder LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NuclearPower TimesWatch Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:29:00 +0000 admin 7379 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hits Obama From the Left on Nuclear Power: What Is the President 'Up to?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-hits-obama-left-nuclear-power-what-president <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-02-16-NBC-NN-Thompson[1].jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>NBC's Nightly News and ABC's World News on Tuesday provided drastically different reports on the Obama administration's announced plans to build the country's first new nuclear power plant in 30 years. Nightly News host Brian Williams showcased liberal concern and fretted, "<b>...[Obama's] critics are openly wondering what it is he's up to.</b>" <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-hits-obama-left-nuclear-power-what-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews NuclearPower WorldNews Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:00:00 +0000 35686 at http://www.mrc.org Sen. Jim Webb Sways from Left's Energy Playbook http://www.mrc.org/articles/sen-jim-webb-sways-lefts-energy-playbook <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     As oil trades in excess of $135 a barrel the theme of the left has been to invest in “green alternative energy solutions.” But Sen. James Webb, D-Va., touted as a rising star in the liberal movement, isn’t playing along. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sen-jim-webb-sways-lefts-energy-playbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy AlternativeEnergy cleancoal energypolicy greenenergy JeffGoodell JimWebb NuclearPower Sen.JamesWebb solarpower windpower Wed, 09 Jul 2008 18:53:14 +0000 admin 26064 at http://www.mrc.org Media Revelation: Ethanol is Causing Inflation http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-revelation-ethanol-causing-inflation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Finally, the media are connecting the dots and realizing the push for alternative energy is taking a toll on the American economy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Labor Department reported on February 20 that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key inflation reading, <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/20/news/economy/cpi/?postversion=2008022011"></a>rose 0.4 percent in January, matching December’s rise. One of the culprits behind the spike – increased food costs because corn is being used for ethanol.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-revelation-ethanol-causing-inflation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy ANWR ChrisJansing cleancoal corn CPI ethanol foodinflation governmentmandates HillaryClinton inflation Investor'sBusinessDaily JimCramer NBC NightlyNews NuclearPower oil solarenergy wheat windpower Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:30:09 +0000 admin 26347 at http://www.mrc.org Coastal Protection Turned into Reefer Madness http://www.mrc.org/commentary/coastal-protection-turned-reefer-madness <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, two million old tires are pounding into reefs, destroying the ecosystem and littering the shoreline. It’s an environmentalist catastrophe.</p> <br /> <p >     That’s right – environmentalist. This disaster might as well be sponsored by your favorite left-wing environmental group. Do-gooders launched this project back in 1972 to save the oceans, spawn fish and rid the earth of mountains of tires that posed health and fire hazards. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/coastal-protection-turned-reefer-madness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Coal coast DDT environment EnvironmentalDefense Florida Malaria NaturalGas NuclearPower oil reef SierraClub tire Wed, 04 Oct 2006 17:30:18 +0000 admin 29604 at http://www.mrc.org A Left-Wing "Safety Group" Attacks Nuclear Plants http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-wing-safety-group-attacks-nuclear-plants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Union of Concerned Scientists, left-wing activists disguised as a &quot;safety group&quot; in the Times. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Matthew Wald's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/18/washington/18nuke.html" target="_self">Reactors Prone to Long Closings, Study Finds</a>" broadcasts a study from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a left-wing organization (you don't have to be a scientist <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2004/0225.asp" target="_self">to join</a>) which the Times benignly labels a "safety group."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/left-wing-safety-group-attacks-nuclear-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch LabelingBias MatthewWald NewYorkTimes NuclearPower NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org UnionofConcernedScientists Tue, 19 Sep 2006 15:44:00 +0000 admin 5180 at http://www.mrc.org