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Sierra Club remains categorically opposed to nuclear power

The Sierra Club Still Opposes Nuclear Power http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-sierra-club-still-opposes-nuclear-power-1466717284 It is categorically incorrect to suggest that the Sierra Club considers nuclear power a “bridge” to clean energy.  Michael Brune Executive Director The Sierra Club Oakland, Calif.

 June 23, 2016 “Green Groups Ease Opposition to Nuclear Power” (Business & Tech, June 17) gets it wrong. The Sierra Club remains in firm opposition to dangerous nuclear power. The article reflects wishful thinking on the part of the nuclear industry but doesn’t accurately represent the position of the Sierra Club.It is categorically incorrect to suggest that the Sierra Club considers nuclear power a “bridge” to clean energy. Nuclear power, much like coal, oil and gas, is a bridge to nowhere. In Illinois the Sierra Club is part of a coalition to increase renewable energy and energy efficiency, not preserve nuclear reactors. America’s energy future must be powered by 100% clean, renewable energy like wind and solar—and nuclear in no way meets this requirement.

The Sierra Club’s successful work to stop and retire coal and gas operations has never precluded our efforts to oppose nuclear power, nor will it ever. Decades of evidence around the world clearly demonstrates that nuclear power remains a dirty and extremely dangerous energy source, and we will continue our efforts to block new reactors from being built and replace existing ones with 100% clean, renewable energy.

June 27, 2016 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, USA

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