As Democrats unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal to fight climate change Feb. 7, a controversy erupted over the role of nuclear power that threatened to undermine the entire effort.
A fact sheet distributed by the office of progressive newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic representative from New York, said there was no room in the nation’s all renewable-energy future for nuclear plants.
But the reference caught many off guard and back-peddling ensued.
Giselle Barry, a spokeswoman for Sen. Ed Markey,...
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