Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Notes on the Anti-nuclear Press Conference in Clinton

I've found a couple of reports (here is another) about the press conference organized by several anti-nuclear groups prior to the NRC hearing. From the articles and what I've gleaned from people that were there, the anti-nuclear representives presented their usual arguments to abandon nuclear and focus on renewables.

However, Phil Huckleberry, chairman of the McLean County Green Party and the Illinois Green Party, presented one new angle that the press failed to mention. That is, he proposed that to compensate for any economic benefits that a new nuclear power plant might bring and the loss of farmland that would accompany wind or solar facilities, farmers in Illinois should begin replacing their current crops with hemp...for industrial uses, of course.

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2 comments:

Kelly L. Taylor said...

Thanks, Lisa! With travel issues I haven't had the time to complete this. This is good info.

Norris McDonald said...

Was he recommending inhaling the hemp emissions when it is burning as a replacement for emission free nuclear power?

So that was that funny smell at the press conference!