Saturday, January 13, 2007

Dion Stands With Alberta criticizing the notion of building a nuclear power plant to create the energy needed to extract oil from the Alberta tar-sands. Alberta's new provincial Environment Minister Rob Renner has also expressed skepticism concerning nukes in the sands. For example, he--like Dion-- had concerns over how to dispose of the waste:

"We obviously have no experience with it in Alberta," Renner told the Herald this week. "It's worth looking at, but I think it's a very long-term solution."

On the other hand, federal natural resources minister Gary Lunn thinks the people around Fort MacMurray are going to have to get used to the idea:

It's not a question of if, it's a question of when in my mind," the Sun quoted Lunn as saying.

"I think nuclear can play a very significant role in the oil sands. I'm very, very keen."

Dion's in tough in Alberta, no doubt. But I think his stance on this particular issue may shift a few votes in his direction.

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