Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waste not, want not. Why have nuclear danger and waste energy in traffic?

Rocky Neptun has been the volunteer director of the San Diego Renters Union for almost 10 years and now the members have asked him to run for mayor, not only to bring the issues of rent control and free public transportation into the public debate but to focus attention on the continuing operation of the nuclear power station at San Onofre, which, in their view, poses a danger to their families.

“We have waited for the prominent environmental groups, like the Sierra Club or the Environmental Health Coalition, to act,” Jean Rogers, stands and tells the group, “but there is this eerie silence.” She talks of how incredible it is that many weeks after the Fukishima nuclear power plant disaster there is not a mainstream movement here in San Diego to shut down San Onofre.

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