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Wasserman writes: "Donald Trump and New York governor Andrew Cuomo have joined forces in destroying our economy and environment."

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (left) and Donald Trump (right). (photo: Getty)
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (left) and Donald Trump (right). (photo: Getty)


Donald Trump & Andrew Cuomo Are Brothers in Reactor Disaster

By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News

08 June 17

 

onald Trump and New York governor Andrew Cuomo have joined forces in destroying our economy and environment.

While Trump wages global war on the climate, Cuomo demands a statewide bailout meant to keep failed nuke reactors on line until they melt and/or explode, Fukushima-style.

Trump and Cuomo are both are apostles of radioactive obsolescence.

The global climate treaty Trump wants to break has been signed by every nation on Earth except Syria and Nicaragua (which wants stronger terms).

Trump is globalizing the US legacy of breaking 800 treaties with indigenous peoples.

Like America’s indigenous tribes, the nations of the world will never trust us again.

Trump has shredded our global standing, as Germany’s Angela Merkel (CEO of the world’s #4 economy) has pronounced us an unreliable trading partner and China (#2) moves to partner directly with the European Union.

As Trump sabotages the dollar, watch him blame our economic death spiral on Muslims, commies, immigrants, and people of color.

Trump’s wedge between the US and Germany is a dream come true for Putin’s petro-mafia.

So is his attack on climate science as he hands our techno-future to King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes and Gas), the obsolete monster of a failed 20th century past.

Trump’s hatred of Solartopian technologies — solar, wind, tidal, wave, ocean thermal, geothermal, LED, efficiency, electric and hydrogen cars, advanced batteries, etc. — leaves the US out of the biggest job-creating transition in human history.

Through it all, Trump tweets his “love” for nuclear power.

With him on that is the alleged “liberal,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo wants New York ratepayers to pay $7.6 billion in raised electric rates to feed collapsing upstate nukes that could soon melt and/or explode.

The rate hikes would force New Yorkers as far away as Long Island to pay for uncompetitive loser nukes that supply them zero electricity.

In part because of a deal cut by Cuomo’s father Mario, Long Island still suffers from $7 billion wasted on the defunct Shoreham reactor.

None of the four upstate reactors Cuomo2 wants to bail out can compete with new wind or solar, which create far more jobs.

Tesla’s “Buffalo Billion” solar shingle factory will create 500 permanent jobs in northwestern New York, plus some 1400 spin-offs.

Ten such plants would create some 5,000 direct jobs, double those at Cuomo’s four loser nukes, with thousands more in spin-offs from cheap green power.

While Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Iceland, Denmark, South Korea and others head to 100% post-nuke Solartopian futures, China is investing $360 billion in renewables, and India is following suit.

Trump attacks such investments here while Cuomo’s bailout cripples them in New York.

The final four US nukes under construction (in Georgia and South Carolina) have bankrupted Westinghouse, maybe Toshiba, and may soon be cancelled.

The 99 licensed loser US reactors all teeter at the brink of economic/ecological catastrophe.

But Cuomo’s New York bailout is a model for owners to gouge billions from ratepayers to keep them open.

Cuomo says he’ll shut two reactors at Indian Point, near New York City, but still wants that Trump-style public handout.

No commercial reactor has liability insurance, so the next melt-down/explosion could bankrupt us all, with none of Trump/Cuomo’s industry cronies held responsible.

Cuomo’s bailout is being challenged in court. Trump’s legal challenges are legion.

Together, these brothers in reactor disaster are the ultimate radioactive Luddites.



Harvey Wasserman’s Solartopia! Our Green-powered Earth is at www.solartopia.org along with Harvey’s History of the United States. The Strip & Flip Disaster of America’s Stolen Elections, written with Bob Fitrakis, is at www.freepress.org.

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-5 # wcandler1 2017-06-08 23:37
Given the chance to close a nuclear or fossil generating plant, we should close the fossil plant. It is as simple as that..... excess atmospheric CO2 is causing excess energy on earth "forcing" equivalent to 400,000 Hiroshima Bombs per day (Hansen). A nuclear scientist I know said Three Mile island was a tribute to American technology "They did everything they could to cause a melt-down, but failed"!
 
 
+3 # tedrey 2017-06-09 05:03
A splendid layout of facts and perfectly justified conclusions.
 
 
+6 # chrisconnolly 2017-06-09 08:14
What a scam the nuclear industry has been. And still documentaries abound on the virtues of heating water the most expensive way possible. No solution for the waste, worker risk, human risk, catastrophe given thousands of years to manifest at any moment, billions upon billions in construction cost overruns, invisible radioactivity billowing out stacks, government bailouts. What good are they again?
 
 
0 # Wise woman 2017-06-09 09:21
I seriously doubt that this plan will go into effect. Cuomo announced recently that NYS will be abiding by the Paris accord in continuing to produce renewables. Tesla is leading the way. Trump doesn't own New York State as much as he might like to.
 
 
0 # lfeuille 2017-06-09 17:46
I don't know enough about NY politics to say whether or not it will succeed, but Cuomo obviously wants it to. Which leads me to ask, whose investments is he protecting?
 
 
0 # Femihumanist 2017-06-09 20:07
I lived in NY when Mario Cuomo was Governor and he was wonderful. I was an employee at HUD when Andrew Cuomo was Secretary. Everything he did was political; he was running for office in NY from the time he became HUD Secretary.
 
 
0 # malcolm d 2017-06-11 15:25
ZQuoting Femihumanist:
I lived in NY when Mario Cuomo was Governor and he was wonderful. I was an employee at HUD when Andrew Cuomo was Secretary. Everything he did was political; he was running for office in NY from the time he became HUD Secretary.


remember "Me and Mario" on NPR? Ma oi was spot on.
 
 
0 # malcolm d 2017-06-11 15:20
Slight correction: hydrogen is not really a fuel. Everyone knows that BY NOW, right?
 

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