Marysville California is about 20 miles due north of Sacramento, the state capitol. Not surprisingly – based on the paper’s name and location, it is a publication that notices when politicians speak, especially when they say something newsworthy. In a recent editorial, the paper talked about the changing public perception regarding nuclear power and the impact that Governor Schwarzenegger’s recent appraisal of a “great future” for the technology. You can find the editorial, along with some commentary from readers at Our View: Nuclear power gets fresh look Here is their concluding remark:
A single, quarter-ounce pellet of uranium creates as much energy as three and a half barrels of oil, 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas or 1,780 pounds of coal – without CO2 emissions, according to the NCPA. The nuclear option is a perfect opportunity for Democrat obstructionists and radical environmentalists to support clean power generation without burning fossil fuels that generate the dreaded greenhouse gas, CO2.
Or will Democratic and radical environmental interests keep California in the dark while the rest of the world taps this reasonable, economical and environmentally clean option?