There's one huge flaw in the Buffalo News editorial today on the siting of new energy plants.
The [Republican-controlled] Senate may argue that this is a review process and every type of technology should be considered, but in a carbon-constrained world, in which this country now exists, and in a world in which safety and security is an issue, it makes sense not to fast-track every coal or nuclear power plant. [emphasis mine]
We do not live in a "carbon-constrained" world. Carbon is a most plentiful element. If it's constrained, that's only through the efforts of those who adhere to an unproven scientific theory that it's causing the earth's climate to warm unnaturally.
I suspect that Senate Republicans are probably reacting more to big business interests out of concern for campaign donations than they are the principals of sound science. Nonetheless, they're on the right side. But damn, just for once, I wish they'd stand up for a principal.