Friday, February 02, 2007

Clean Wisconsin and Sierra Club to Clean Your Clocks?

Some bunch of wackos wants you to pay a LOT more for your lights (and computer time.)

Clean Wisconsin and the Sierra Club pursued a legal challenge [about] whether 2 billion gallons of Lake Michigan water will be cycled through the power plant daily to cool it. Environmentalists say last week's ruling should require We Energies to build two huge water cooling towers rather than proceed with its plan to draw lake water through a pipe that they fear would kill fish and other aquatic life.

The ruling came from a Federal Appeals Court in New York State.

The Wisconsin DNR doesn't think that the NY ruling has anything to do with the WE permit, maintaining that the decision to allow WE's method was based on State law.

But at minimum, your electric bill will cover legal fees defending WE.


Headless Blogger said...

"Some bunch of wackos wants you to pay a LOT more for your lights (and computer time.)"

No Dad, they want to shut off the power at the switch altogether.

The actions they have taken to prevent ATC from upgrading Madison's power infrastructure are significant.

Dad29 said...

I'm well aware of that. A good friend of mine was heavily involved with WE's nukes. WE was fighting the good fight for at least 20 years on those, too.

Headless Blogger said...

Most likely a good friend (and former co-worker) of mine, too.

Dad29 said...

Well, here's a bit more info.

My pal left WE, went West, and was last at a garden-spot in Eastern Washington State known for its nuclear-research (and its underground storage of really nasty stuff.)

He died about 10 years ago.

Headless Blogger said...

Probably before my time. The only person I know that ended up in Hanford was my former VP.

Sorry for your loss.

Dad29 said...

My guy went out there right after Abdoo became CEO. Dickie didn't want to arm-wrestle the NRC twits any longer. (Of course, it was possible that he wanted to dump the nukes, but that didn't happen until after A. got out.)

Most of the Bursten nuker team left the Co.; one went East (Indian Point,) one West, etc.

Too bad. They did a damn good job.

Dad29 said...

Correction: BursteIn.