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Nuclear Power Policy Activist, Independent

I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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"A few weeks ago, I ran into a prominent employee of the Sierra Club who declared something to the effect of 'we have to quit using coal, oil, and natural gas.' That, of course, is the official dogma of America’s 'largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.' The group says it is 'committed to eliminating the use of fossil fuels, including coal, natural gas, and oil, as soon as possible. We must replace all fossil fuels with clean renewable energy, efficiency, and conservation.'

"This same Sierra Clubber also expressed dismay about the difficulty of siting big renewable-energy projects and how they are being hindered by 'NIMBYism.' Upon hearing this, I quickly interjected that I loathe that term, which, of course, is short for 'not in my backyard.' I explained that everyone, everywhere, cares about what happens in their neighborhood, even out there in 'flyover country' – that is, the places that are far away from the comfy confines of places like San Francisco, Princeton, Stanford, and other locales where fantasies about an all-renewable economy seem to proliferate."

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Joe Deely on Feb 16, 2022

Repeating fake news - a trademark of propaganda. Chart below is from your linked article


In 2021 we had a large increase in new wind and yet rejections/restrictions are at a record low.

We estimate that the U.S. electric power sector added 16.3 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity in 2021.




The backlash against Big Wind is raging across rural America.

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