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[OPINION] Nuclear power isn’t perfect. But since when did it become the boogeyman?

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U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva’s bill to ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon was passed by the House last week. /Photo: Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star

By Robert Rob | Arizona Republic 

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

Nuclear power is a clean-energy, fossil fuel competitor. So why would Arizona want to substitute new solar for existing nuclear?

Some thoughts loosely tied together by the theme of nuclear power:

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote a curious column about his bill to permanently ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. The bill passed the House last week.

It, of course, is not curious that Grijalva wants to prohibit uranium mining in that area, something he says he has been working on since 2008.

What was curious was how he described the opposition to the bill and those pressing to reopen the land to such mining. He referred to them as “fossil fuel corporations.”

There is currently a temporary ban imposed by the Obama administration. Grijalva frets that the “fossil fuel lobbyists” in key posts in the Trump administration will lift the ban.


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