In his latest State of the Union address, President Trump emphasized the need for bipartisanship in Washington. While admirable, the unifying rhetoric hardly ever translates into action and politicians on both sides simply return to what they know best: petty, partisan politics. To change course and translate talk into action, Republicans and Democrats need look no further than reauthorizing the Land Water Conservation Fund, a program that has done wonders for the country and maintained high levels of bipartisan support.
While renewable sources like wind and solar are worthwhile and should be a part of our energy production plans, they won’t be enough on their own. That is why nuclear energy should get the attention it deserves for producing clean energy, and should be a part of the American energy plan moving forward to reduce carbon emissions.