Friday, July 21, 2006

Power Out In Queens, Indian Point Protesters Go Silent

100,000 people are without power in the New York City borough of Queens, and Lawhawk has got a question for the region's anti-nuke protesters:

Conservation can only do so much. People need the power, and the inability to provide it safely has led to these recurrent problems in parts of the area. The power distribution companies must do better in upgrading their systems to handle the loads, or else we're facing a situation whereby we'll continue to see scattered blackouts due to transmission and distribution failures.

Meanwhile, isn't it curious that we don't hear much about wanting to shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant right now? Guess someone realized that the area doesn't have sufficient power generation capabilities, and a shutdown would mean much of the area going dark.
This sort of tactic is pretty typical for a lot of environmental extremists. They complain about high prices for oil and natural gas, but then turn around and oppose drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf. I'm not surprised that the anti-Indian Point crowd is scarce now.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Eric...

I do believe you are beginning to get the idea!
Nip at their very vulnerable retreating heels....
expose them as the heels that they are.

Without breaking eggs, you don't get the omelette!

Harry,... dog along the Hudson