Gov. Pawlenty has proposed lifting a moratorium on nuclear power plants in Minnesota. The nuclear industry’s comeback is just behind a calculated schedule by the Department of Energy that was set in motion long before the price of oil started its meteoric rise. It’s prompting an aging generation to try to rev up its no-nuke machine one more time.
So, who would be willing to have a plant near them? Many Minnesotans already do.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.