Despite opposition from a handful of radical environmental groups, nuclear power is coming to America--both candidates support it.
One of the reasons that nuclear power has become the solution is that Americans have realized that our current energy sources are countries that are largely unfriendly to America and could pull the plug on us at any time. Not only are they not our friends, many of them offer a real threat to America's security--yet our dollars continue to underwrite their terrorist attacks. Americans are pushing for domestic energy.
Nuclear seems like a good option--except it, too, currently sends our dollars overseas to an increasingly hostile government. Most people do not realize that nuclear power's source material is uranium. Fewer, still, know that with the current quantity of nuclear power plants we have in America, ninety percent of the uranium used is imported with Russia as the single largest supplier. Many new nuclear power plants are planned throughout America.
Switching from an energy source from the Middle East and Venezuela to one from Russia is like simply swapping boogey men.
But it doesn't have to be this way. New Mexico has the potential to become an energy leader--helping to generate all the clean energy America needs!
New Mexico has the nation's largest known recoverable uranium resource--in the Grants/Gallup area.
America needs the energy. The region needs the economic development. Technology has changed. It sounds like a match made in heaven. However, there is opposition. There are a lot of misunderstandings and past mistakes that are preventing America from getting the energy it needs and blocking much needed jobs and regional income.
It is for this reason that CARE (Citizen's Alliance for Responsible Energy) has put together this special eight-week energy education series on KMIN--which debuted Thursday, September 25 at 10:00 am, CARE has organized this interactive program addressing the topics of concern to the local citizens and featuring noted experts who can answer your specific questions.
The schedule for the eight week program is:
September 25: Nuclear/Uranium Basics
October 2: Health/Water Issues
October 9: ISR Mining
October 16: Geology
October 23: Government Impacts and Impediments
October 30: Mining Improvements
November 6: Legacy/Reclamation Issues
November 13: Economic Impact