The future of Colorado’s dormant nuclear power industry hinges on two critical issues – water and waste – both of which could prove insurmountable for proponents of new nuclear power plants in the state. Pueblo attorney Don Banner struck a nerve last week with his proposal for a new clean energy park that would include a nuclear power plant. His rezoning request will likely be decided by the Pueblo County commissioners next month, but not before the plan sparked heated debate in the wake of Japan’s ongoing nuclear power crisis.
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Fourth District Republican Congressional candidate and state Rep. Cory Gardner positions himself above all else as a fiscal conservative. Yet he supports nuclear power as part of his “all of the above” approach to energy policy. In the “