Another Year, Another Defeat for Nuclear in Colorado
Colonizers Win Once Agian
Having returned after an almost decade-long hiatus to Colorado, the words of (real life) friend have rang true. He’d been fond of saying during my “exile” in the Golden State, “you’re not even going to recognize Colorado when you return.” Without getting too controversial, he’s in part right, this state is turning into the place I just left. But I have to say to those here in Colorado who are convinced this place has turned into the excesses of the Golden State, “you ain’t seen shit yet.”
Colorado appears to be falling to the same forces that de-civilized California. One party appears to represent the ideology of the Coastal Elites, who’ve eyed the state as a new Colony while another party appears to at least get the energy and liberty part.
“A Senate bill that would have defined nuclear energy as clean energy died along party lines in committee Thursday,” reported the Colorado Springs Gazette, the newspaper for the state’e second largest city, last week after the second killing in a row of SB24-039 (Nuclear Energy as a Clean Energy Resource), the bill mentioned in last week’s Splitting (Atoms) in the Centennial State.
The Gazette appears (open to corrections in the comments) to be the only major publication inside the state of Colorado to even mention the bill both in a blurb and in a dedicated article. (“A bill to designate nuclear energy as clean energy dies in committee”) This same newspaper have also been notably pro-nuclear in their Editorial Board pieces.1 2
Among those in opposition was the group GreenLatinos, an elitist green grifter group previously mentioned in the piece, ¿El caso para el Complejo-Industrial-Censura?
For team logic and civilization was the talented Grace Stanke, the Miss America turned nuclear engineer/advocate who appeared last month in an excellent podcasts with both3 and separately with Max Gagliardi.4
"This is a bipartisan issue now. This is not one-sided. Whether you care about climate change and creating emissions-free energy, or whether you care about building communities with incredibly high paying jobs at a nuclear power plant. The science is there, we just need to give it the green light to let this happen,"
But as noted in Splitting Atoms the same bill was introduced in last year’s legislative session in a committee, had overwhelming support in favor both from people testifying in person and people testifying remote, yet the bill never made it out of committee, and said vote was on partisan lines with the Democrat majority snuffing the Republican minority.
The same happened this year.
The only time the term nuclear was even mentioned in the Denver Post, came from a letter to the editor about a potential second Trump term, and this op-ed piece chock full of energy and economic illiteracy which praises narcissistic/fiat energy with a casual mention of nuclear being too expensive at the moment.
#158: Miss (Nuclear) America - Grace Stanke