Letters to the Editor

On nuclear power, don’t pander to Chicken Little

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s reactors in Avila Beach in 2008.
PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s reactors in Avila Beach in 2008. Associated Press

Strike another victory for unsubstantiated fear.

It’s so hard for me to understand how the people who should love this incredibly green source of power can be so ignorant to the facts about how much safer and cleaner it is.

The Central Coast’s economy is going to take a tremendous hit unless our leaders can do something to change PG&E’s mind. Not to mention the loss of 9 percent of the state’s power generation.

What will replace that power? Solar power is great — in fact, I have it on my home. But as it turns out, it gets dark about half the day!

Wind power is another good option. But it only works when Mother Nature helps.

The tides? I’m sure the Coastal Commission would have something to say about that.

We have the answer, and it is working right now to power my computer. But political forces have banded together to flip that switch off.

It’s time to elect some leaders in our city, county, state and country who won’t pander to the fearful minority of Chicken Little-like fringe groups that seem to be driving the issues we face.

Tim Townley, San Luis Obispo

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