DATE: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union Ballroom
ADDRESS: 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Needless to say, local activists are in revolt. Emails are travelling at warp speed. "Stop the nukes!" protest signs are being built. One of the emails I've received tells me this. "Nuclear power is dangerous and destructive throughout its life-cycle and is not a solution for climate change. This proposal needs to be squashed early in the process."
Actually, nuclear power is relatively safe. It's supported by both presidential candidates. It already provides 78% of the electricity in France, 50% in Sweden and 30% of the European Union. It produces no greenhouse gases, reduces energy dependence and is cheap. It certainly should be part of our combined-solution approach to our energy crisis.