Several months ago, I interviewed Ruth Sponsler, an amateur mineral collector. Ruth also runs a blog titled We Support Lee, which is named for a proposed new nuclear power station in Ruth’s home state of North Carolina, located in the southeast section of the United States.
Ruth recently wrote a rather detailed post titled The Ziggy Switkowski Report: Is Nuclear in Australia’s Futureabout the various sides of the nuclear debate in Australia. Not only did she discuss the soon to be released Report, but she also pointed readers to a new anti-nuclear web site titled energyscience.org.au.
She included a discussion about the efforts of the fossil fuel industry and its political supporters to try to blunt any optimism about the prospects that Australia’s entry into nuclear power would bring increased prosperity. According to many in that industry, efforts that encourage nuclear power or try to make the fossil fuel industry pay for its damage to the environment would be harmful for Australian businesses.