Thursday, 3 January 2008

Reply from Ed Stelmach

Well, I've finally typed in the letter of response I received from the Premier of Alberta, Ed Stelmach. You can read it here. My comments, snarky, sarcastic and otherwise are embedded in the text of the letter in italics. You can read my original letter to the premier here.

I'm still waiting to hear back from Prime Minister Harper.


DC said...

I tried to read your letter with comments and was told I didn't have authorization to view it. Did I click on the wrong thing, or has Homeland Security banned me from reading it?


Theresa said...

Oh dear! I must have goofed somewhere - I'll go check....

Theresa said...

Ok, I've fixed it! It is viewable by anyone now.

DC said...

Thanks, I can read it now. All of your comments are spot on. I also agree with Albert Einstein who said, "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

Expanding nuclear power to combat global warming is the worst idea ever. Let's poison our planet more so it won't get warmer -- hurray! (And how ironic that the proposed site of the new plant is the "Peace River" area).

One thousand tons of uranium fuel typically generates 100,000 tons of tailings and 3.5 million liters of liquid waste. The high-level waste remains dangerously radioactive for 240,000 years or more. Since the world’s pro-nuclear leadership is so concerned about the welfare of our planet and believes that nuclear power is completely safe, I propose we put all of the existing and new radioactive waste in their back yards so they can keep a close eye on it for us. I’m sure the Native Americans won’t mind if we remove it from their reservations.

Thanks to you and Gord for caring, Theresa.

Theresa said...

That is a great quote from Einstein - he was a smart guy in more ways than one.

That is appalling that native reservations are being used in this manner, although sadly it doesn't surprise me.

It is hard to fathom how anyone could think that we could possibly come up with a way to store radioactive waste safely, when we can't even build swimming pools that can be guaranteed not to leak!