Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 | Let’s be clear about State Senator Christine Kehoe’s reopening of the California nuclear power plant “discussion” yesterday here in San Diego. Kehoe, who accepts big campaign gifts from the energy industry, has cracked open the door and enabled nuclear energy interests to plant their collective foot on the public threshold once again. This “informational hearing” occurred under the politically-correct cover of concern for climate change/global warming and after twenty-plus years’ moratorium on this serious issue —long enough for any once-stringent federal or state conservation policies or practices to atrophy and for the public consciousness to have been lulled into a consumerist excess of SUVs and ex-urban sprawl.
In fact, Chris Kehoe is artfully carrying water for her friends in the energy business. Will she join Jerry Butkiewicz at Sempra when she terms out?
Take a look again at what voice reporter Rob Davis says mid-story (Emphasis is mine):
In California, no new nuclear plants can be built until the federal government opens a repository capable of storing radioactive nuclear waste in perpetuity — or until the legislation outlining that requirement is repealed.