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Actually, as uneconomic as most nuclear is in the US right now ...

That probably (as with pipelines?) has more to do with the constantly changing political wrangling?

So rather than Bernie we need Amy who is pro-nukes?

Note my latest posts on the subject on Political Quagmire.

https://boards.fool.com/hmmm-bloomberg-doesn39t-look-all-tha...
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... not by much since the American president has very little control over the levers of the economy. Congress has the power to waylay the best of plans. About the only thing the President could do on his own by Executive order would be to forgive student debt.

The Sanders campaign has a list of proposed executive orders in mind according to the Washington Post. The largest potential effects would be from declaring a 'climate emergency' -- which could include just about anything.

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Can he close down all nuclear and Nat gas power production?

https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-t...
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The Atlantic whitewashing Bernie? No use, the pink comes through. 😇

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tim443 asks,

Can he close down all nuclear and Nat gas power production?

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He could try to do that, but I'm confident that industry has access to enough legal horsepower to get an injunction and keep it tied up in the courts for years.

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He could try to do that, but I'm confident that industry has access to enough legal horsepower to get an injunction and keep it tied up in the courts for years.

Actually, as uneconomic as most nuclear is in the US right now, the utilities would probably be delighted by such a decree, declare force majeure and default on all their liabilities related to the nuke plants.

As it is, the current administration has been trying to force nukes to stay open, at the expense of lower cost power plants, so the "job creators" can make a profit off them.

Trump administration moves to keep failing coal and nuclear plants open, citing national security

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/01/trump-plan-bails-out-coal-an...

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We have socialism now, in the form of wealth redistribution: tax the many to benefit the few. The downside of switching the redistribution the other way, tax the few to benefit the many, is blowhards like Sean Hannity, who is perfectly fine with the redistribution we have now, would be bellowing even louder about socialism if the flow rate of the present redistribution is reduced one freckle, let alone reversed.

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Actually, as uneconomic as most nuclear is in the US right now ...

That probably (as with pipelines?) has more to do with the constantly changing political wrangling?

So rather than Bernie we need Amy who is pro-nukes?

Note my latest posts on the subject on Political Quagmire.

https://boards.fool.com/hmmm-bloomberg-doesn39t-look-all-tha...
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DrBob2 writes,

The Sanders campaign has a list of proposed executive orders in mind according to the Washington Post. The largest potential effects would be from declaring a 'climate emergency' -- which could include just about anything.

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Sure. Just like Trump declared an "immigration emergency" by Executive Order (e.g., remember the "convoy" of illegals bearing down on the US border?) To date, he's only built about 1 mile of new border wall. Too many ways to frustrate construction progress.

From what I've read, having the Treasury write off student loans, or allow borrowers to refinance at lower rates, is one of the few things likely to survive legal challenge.

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