Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard would rather direct money for nuclear power into renewable energy infrastructure, according to a New York Times survey Thursday of the top 18 Democratic candidates for president.
“No. No. No.” That was her answer to a question asking if she thought nuclear energy should be part of the U.S. decarbonization toolbox or whether she supported the construction of new nuclear energy plants.
Many candidates did not even answer the question, including Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren. Others waffled.
In other climate-related questions, Gabbard hammered on her OFF Fossil Fuels Act, which sets a goal of taking the nation to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. (The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.)