Overload: The Public's Down on Nuclear Power, Stewart Brand's Still Behind It, and More

The post-earthquake debate about nuclear reactors, massive new coal mining, and more of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.

Support for building new nuke plants has dipped lower than it was in 1979, right after the Three Mile Island accident.

Probably not polled was Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand, who's still bullish on nuclear.

At least they're consistent: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lobbied on the wrong side of issues that matter—New Deal, WWII, Civil Rights, Medicare—for the past 100 years.

After first reporting that they'd only leaked five gallons, the company responsible for the latest Gulf oil spill has fessed up to the spill that's run ashore along 30 miles of Louisiana coast.

Heavy sigh. The Obama administration announced a freaking enormous expansion of coal mining in Wyoming.

The New York Times is partnering with Shell on an exclusive, elite Energy Summit, giving the oil company two days to hobnob Times reporters. Joe Romm is outraged, and you probably should be too.

Overload is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.

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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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