Budget's Focus On Nuclear Power Provokes Critics

Law360, New York (March 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The White House's $25 billion budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Energy is under fire for funneling money into nuclear capabilities while decreasing funds for initiatives to address dependence on foreign oil and the need for alternative energy sources.

Close to 45% of the research and development funding that President George W. Bush has slated for the DOE would go to the government’s nuclear energy facilities, characterized by the Institute for Policy Studies as an expansive and aged body that produces little new and innovative...
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