Vice President Dick Cheney said on Wednesday that the Bush administration may recommend that the U.S. expand its use of nuclear power because nuclear power plants don’t emit many greenhouse gases. “If you want to do something about carbon dioxide emissions, then you ought to build nuclear power plants,” Cheney said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” program. (Wait, does this administration think CO2 emissions are a problem or not?) Cheney went on to criticize the Kyoto treaty on climate change as “seriously flawed” because it places the burden of reducing greenhouse gases on industrialized nations and doesn’t put any emissions restrictions on developing countries like China and India.

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