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Alexander: Nuclear power treated unfairly under EPA plan

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. AP photo U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. AP photo
WASHINGTON (News Sentinel) -

When it comes to alternative energy, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander prefers nuclear plants over windmills.

Nuclear power, he says, is clean, cheap and dependable. Wind power, he argues, is unreliable and doesn't produce a lot of energy. Besides, he says, wind turbines are ugly.

If Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, didn't already know that about Tennessee's senior senator, she does now.

Alexander took McCarthy to task last week because the Obama administration is treating nuclear power differently — and in his view, a bit unfairly — than wind and solar energy in its proposed rules to cut carbon emissions.

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