Open letter to antinuclear groups claiming to be “environmental”

Dr. Alexander Cannara is an environmental activist who has been writing letters to antinuclear groups. He gave me permission to republish one of his missives here. The views expressed are his, but they deserve to reach a larger audience.

By Dr. Alexander Cannara

Date: 19 Sept. 2013

Subject: An open letter to groups I’ll no longer support.

To: WaterkeeperAlliance, NRDC, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth

Copy To: NY Times, Washington Post, The Economist, Aljazeera America


Dear Sirs & Madams:

In the interest of conserving time, this letter is shared among you to explain briefly why I’ll be diverting my modest financial support to environmental groups other than yours.

In varying ways, your policies on nuclear power are erroneous and against the interest of the environment & humanity, especially given the more extreme seriousness of problems few of you seem to grasp, and none of you properly explain to your followers.

I’ll be happy to specifically address your policies and their failures separately. Here, I’ll simply summarize some of your common errors regarding nuclear power.

Some of your staffs are degreed in the sciences, but surprisingly many whom you assign to anti-nuclear activities are PolySci grads at best. This places you in the position of creating nuclear-power policies that bring into question the wisdom & correctness of other policies for which you might deserve praise. In other words, your uniformly uninformed anti-nuclear- power biases discredit your other, valuable efforts for our environment.
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