Friday, April 25, 2008

Charlottesville Mayor Interviews Anti-nukes

Yesterday, the Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia Dave Norris (not to be confused with Chuck Norris), hosted an interview with Stratton Salidis of Alternatives to Paving and Elena Day of the People's Alliance for Clean Energy (or PACE, whose website is no longer in existence). According to Mayor Dave's blog post, the interview was to talk about "the kinds of decisions we make as a community to either undermine or support our commitment to environmental sustainability."

By the choice of guests one hardly has to imagine how lopsidedly anti-nuclear this interview was.

In the interview, the guests describe nuclear (among other things) as "incredibly polluting" with waste mounting up so high that it won't even fit in Yucca Mountain, if it were ever opened.

If you can stand to listen to the misinformation, you can find a video of the interview here. (Author's note: I suggest you wait a few hours after eating to view this.)

According to Mayor Dave Norris's own website, his platforms of office include "enhancing educational opportunities, fighting poverty, and promoting environmental sustainability."

These sound like great platforms, which, even former rock star Bob Geldof believes that nuclear power can actually help acheive. So, in support of Mayor Dave's goals, as well as in the interest of democracy, which certain Charlottesvillians tend to hold dear, I intend to request a follow-up interview with him.

If anyone is willing to watch the video and provide feedback for some of the particularly egregious statements, please add your comments.

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