It is categorically incorrect to suggest that
the Sierra Club considers nuclear power a
“bridge” to clean energy.
Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2016
Groups Ease Opposition to Nuclear Power”
(Business & Tech, June 17) gets it
wrong. The Sierra Club remains in firm
opposition to dangerous nuclear power.
The article reflects wishful thinking on
the part of the nuclear industry but
doesn’t accurately represent the
position of the Sierra Club.
It is categorically incorrect to suggest
that the Sierra Club considers nuclear
power a “bridge” to clean energy.
Nuclear power, much like coal, oil and
gas, is a bridge to nowhere. In Illinois
the Sierra Club is part of a coalition
to increase renewable energy and energy
efficiency, not preserve nuclear
reactors. America’s energy future must
be powered by 100% clean, renewable
energy like wind and solar—and nuclear
in no way meets this requirement.
The Sierra Club’s successful work to
stop and retire coal and gas operations
has never precluded our efforts to
oppose nuclear power, nor will it ever.
Decades of evidence around the world
clearly demonstrates that nuclear power
remains a dirty and extremely dangerous
energy source, and we will continue our
efforts to block new reactors from being
built and replace existing ones with
100% clean, renewable energy.
The Sierra Club
The Wall Street Journal