Will Thorium Nuclear Energy Save Us All?

Why isn’t the U.S. leading on this?

“If the Chinese can crack thorium,” notes the Telegraph, “the world will need less oil, coal, and gas than feared. Wind turbines will vanish from our landscape. There will less risk of a global energy crunch, less risk of resource wars, and less risk of a climate tipping point.”
via Will Thorium Nuclear Energy Save Us All? | Mother Jones.