Hi @AOC hi @KamalaHarris
I agree with you that we need environmental justice. But why then are you advocating the closure of Indian Point nuclear plant in New York, which is being replaced by fossil fuels, and whose pollution disproportionately hurts poor people of color?
A statement issued by your office last year said that the goal of the Green New Deal was “to transition off of nuclear.”
You later said you wanted to leave “the door open on nuclear” but then said Indian Point “should have been shut down a long time ago.”
Well, it’s being shut down now, and being replaced with fossil fuels, increasing air pollution, & hurting the poor
Why can’t renewables like solar & wind replace nuclear?
The home state of @KamalaHarris, California, shows why
We are having blackouts because renewables are too unreliable to replace either nuclear or nat gas
The United States plans to close 12 reactors by 2025 and could lose half of the rest of its reactors over the next decade.
The loss of nuclear energy at home means we are handing the global market for nuclear to China & Russia
That’s a huge problem
When nations get help from China & Russia to build nuclear plants, they will enter their sphere of influence
Those nations in the sphere of influence of China and Russia are under the influence of undemocratic & illiberal regimes, one of which appears to be committing genocide
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