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posted by MrMysticism
Just before 8:00 a.m. the smell of natural gas began to fill the air, and employees began to evacuate. Minutes later, at 8:07, the plant was torn apart by a colossal fireball in an explosion that rocked the city, blowing out windows blocks away. “It was like a bomb went off or a plane crashed . .
Originally posted by donwhite
I also favor nuclear power BUT I want the power companies to PAY for the plants, NOT the US taxpayers. IF we do come in, then I want it to be as a part owner. I'm tired of being ripped off by industries that can afford to pay their own way.
In other words are we going to be so happy over NUKE power when we find out EVERYONE will see his monthly bill rise from $150 to $375?
Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday said as president he would strengthen government oversight of energy traders he blames in large part for the skyrocketing price of oil.
The Democratic candidate's campaign singled out the so-called "Enron loophole" for allowing speculators to run up the cost of fuel by operating outside federal regulation. Oil closed near $135 a barrel on Friday — almost double the price a year ago.
"My plan fully closes the Enron loophole and restores commonsense regulation as part of my broader plan to ease the burden for struggling families today while investing in a better future," Obama said in a campaign statement.
Obama's campaign blamed the loophole on former Sen. Phil Gramm, a Texas Republican who serves as Republican candidate Sen. John McCain's co-chairman and economic adviser. The Obama campaign accused Gramm of inserting a provision into a bill in late 2000 "at the behest of Enron lobbyists" that exempted some energy traders from government oversightt.