Younger activists help older generation change tactics to fight new nuclear power pushBy AP
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Older activists, younger crowd team to fight nukes
DES MOINES, Iowa — Anti-nuke protesters of years past are joining forces with a younger generation as the battle over nuclear power appears to be starting again.
President Barack Obama has backed billions in federal loan guarantees to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia. Political support for nuclear power has grown, and people are more open to nuclear energy.
Anti-nuclear activists who protested years ago say to be effective now, they have to update their tactics. No more protests, sit-ins and horror stories. But there’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
For one group in Georgia, it’s the newer crop that really has brought those skills to the table. Emma Ogley-Oliver, a member of Nuclear Watch South, says the Internet is helping the movement grow.
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