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[cdn-nucl-l] Green Party Energy
Anyone interested in promoting the use of nuclear energy should join
the Green Party of Canada and get involved in their policy debate. A
number of reasonable people have submitted very good arguments for the
use of fission so far. Of course they will be outvoted by the
established old guard who have so much emotional investment in their
anti-nuclear position that they cannot change. But a few more cannon
balls could be fired, and a few more cracks could be opened in the
fortress wall. The following is but one snippet from the email
discussion - it shows that an impression has been made. So wade in,
everyone, the water is just fine once you get used to the heat!
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Subject: The real Green position
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 11:21:55 -0500
Subject: [assembly-gpc] Re: New poll for assembly-gpc: nuclear power plank
In monitoring this discussion, it seems that there is much interest in
the issue of Energy and I would encourage those who have expressed
this interest to join the Minerals and Energy subcommittee and
contribute in the crafting of the GPC's Energy plank.
Please e-mail this address to join: email@example.com
It is currently entitled 'Sustainable Energy', as it will outline the
GPC's vision of a Sustainable Energy Future for Canada.
The Nuclear Plank was released separately as it was judged to merit
special attention due to the contentious nature of this issue (as this
debate has shown).
It contains some of the information that will be included in the
Sustainable Energy plank because it was deemed necessary to show that
the GPC does have a 'balanced, rational and reasonable' approach to
the phasing-out of Nuclear Power in Canada.
This approach will be expanded upon in the Sustainable Energy plank
and the input of those who are passionate about this issue will help
to ensure that it is both comprehensive and well-reasoned.
Finally, it seems clear that an ambitious plan to phase-out Nuclear
Power in Canada is in line with the GPC's guiding principles and has
the support of the majority of the membership (as an anti-nuclear
stance is approved party policy).
I do not believe that the goal of nuclear phase-out is unattainable
within the timeframe described and I am saddened to see questions of
pragmatism and optics trump core values. Should the Canadian Greens
aim lower than our German counterparts and in so doing sacrifice our
principles for political gains that may never materialize?
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/