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The fact that fracked gas is pushing other energy sources out of consideration is not a reason to subsidize nukes; it’s a reason to stop subsidizing fracking.

Fracking is made possible through the Cheney devil’s bargain — legalizing its illegal externalities and ignoring its cost to society in its price. Get rid of that, and while nuclear will still be more expensive than coal, oil and gas, solar, wind and efficiency will all gain, since their externalities are minimal.