Greenpeace Co-Founder Briefed Lawmakers on Benefits of New Nuclear Power Amidst Debate Over Nuclear Moratorium in WI

March 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As Wisconsin state lawmakers consider repealing the moratorium on nuclear energy, Dr. Patrick Moore, a Greenpeace co-founder and current Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy), addressed a joint committee in the Wisconsin State Legislature on Thursday, March 12. Dr. Moore testified before the Wisconsin Senate Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail Committee and the House Energy and Utilities Committee in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

“It is not only timely, but necessary to discuss repealing the moratorium on building new nuclear power plants in Wisconsin,” Dr. Moore told lawmakers. “Nuclear energy is essential to an environmentally sound energy future.”

He added, “Nuclear is the only source that can power the nation without polluting the nation. The round-the-clock baseload production of nuclear energy can power our homes and businesses while creating high paying jobs that cannot be shipped overseas, all without polluting our air and lungs.”

To view a complete transcript of Dr. Moore’s testimony please visit http://www.casenergy.org/Portals/0/DR_MOORE_TESTIMONY-WI.pdf

About The CASEnergy Coalition: The CASEnergy Coalition is a national grassroots coalition of nearly 1,900 members that unites unlikely allies across the business, environmental, academic, consumer and labor community to support nuclear energy. We believe that nuclear energy can improve energy security, ensure clean air quality, and enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of all Americans. The Coalition is led by Christine Todd Whitman, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and former New Jersey Governor, and Patrick Moore, a co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace.

For more information about CASEnergy Coalition, please visit: http://www.cleansafeenergy.org

    Contact: John Keeley
    Mobile Phone: (202) 730-5539

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