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Thanks Patrick Moore

Dr. Patrick Moore
Earlier today we got the news that the original "sensible environmentalist," Dr. Patrick Moore, was stepping down as co-chair of the CASEnergy Coalition in order to begin enjoying a well-deserved retirement. The following letter was posted  at the CASEnergy Coalition website:
Dear Clean and Safe Energy Coalition Members:

With more than 3,000 influential members across the nation, the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition has become an important voice in conversations about our country’s energy future. We know that nuclear energy must continue to be part of a solution – not just to our energy challenges, but to our economic and environmental challenges – and the coalition continues to make great strides toward making sure that Americans understand why.

The mission endures, and the coalition is stronger than ever, so it is with mixed emotions that I share with you today my decision to retire as Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition. I will remain an active member, but am at the point in my career where I am ready to step down from a leadership role and spend more time with my family.

In partnership with my fellow co-chair and friend Christine Todd Whitman, I have seen the coalition make great progress in helping Americans make informed decisions about their energy choices. We have seen Americans take a greater interest in this country’s energy resources and become the champions of nuclear energy development.

As my full-time work with the coalition comes to an end, my work as a sensible environmentalist continues. I will continue to be a vocal advocate for nuclear energy and help others understand the clean air attributes of this important energy source as well as the many other benefits it provides to the American public.

I thank the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition for the opportunity to lead this effort, speak on your behalf and learn from you over the past six years. I truly believe that through the coalition, we will help guarantee a clean, safe and reliable energy future. It is up to us to listen, educate and keep the momentum going. Thank you for being a member, and for your support throughout this journey.

Sincerely,

Dr. Patrick Moore
Founding Co-Chair, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition
Like a lot of folks in the nuclear energy business, I'm going to miss Dr. Moore. Back in 2007, shortly after Dr. Moore started working with CASEnergy, I had the opportunity to interview him for one of NEI's first online videos.


Now, six years after he first started working with CASEnergy, it doesn't seem all that out of the ordinary for sensible environmentalists to support nuclear energy. Needless to say, I think you can draw a bright line between his work at CASEnergy, and the growing number of his confederates in the environmental movement who now profess an interest in leveraging nuclear energy to help preserve the plaet.

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