Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Stifling Debate on North Anna

Tonight in Charlottesville, PACE and the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice are co-hosting a lecture by anti-nuclear energy activist Judy Johnsrud.

Not exactly earth shattering news, but this passage in the announcement caught my eye:

This event is NOT a debate!

It is open to people who sincerely want to find out more about the dangers posed by the proposed new reactors.

Excuse me? If anyone in the nuclear energy business tried to get away with restrictions like this, we'd be accused of trying to stifle legitimate public debate.

What's really happening in and around Charlottesville, is that the local chapter of North American Young Generation in Nuclear is starting to flex its muscles in a very public way. So the real problem is that environmental extremists who are used to dominating the public debate are actually running into organized opposition for the first time -- and it's clear they don't like it.

Well, it's not like we haven't seen this all before.

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