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WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest grassroots advocate of rational environmental policy criticized Monday a White House announcement of a ban on uranium mining jobs across one million acres of Arizona.
“Like his ban on Gulf Coast energy jobs that threw thousands into unemployment, Barack Obama latest job ban throws more working families to the multi-million dollar environmentalist wolfpack,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson.
“Arizona is just the start. Barack Obama plans to soon issue more job bans in states like Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia,” said Ferguson. “The jobs Obama banned are not in the Grand Canyon and have no effect on the Grand Canyon. Rather than lead an economy recovery, Barack Obama chose to again mislead.”
It is these types of situations that everyone is going to have to figure out a way and to adapt and overcome.
I see this as sort of a NIMBY thing. I get it that people are losing very hard to come by jobs, but there is a bigger picture here. IF the general consensus is for us to move away from nuclear energy, then what purpose would we have in mining for radioactive material? Do we just mine it for the heck of it and sit it on a shelf, unless we just to create jobs to store something we do not use? This is inevitable and bound to happen sooner or later as it is if we are going to move away from using nuclear energy. Now, if the consensus is to continue using nuclear, then dig away.
Originally posted by mishigas
There are many other industries that use radioactive materials other than nuclear power plants. Same as oil is used in so many things other than gasoline.
And I don't see any 'general consensus' to move away from nuclear energy. Maybe among green libs, but not the general populace.
i wish more people would wake up to the inherent danger that the obama adminstration represents to us all.
yesterday it was oil the day before it was coal today its nuclear