Arizona Eyes a Nuclear Future

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has come out as a strong proponent of bringing nuclear power back into the state's energy fold.
January 7, 2010, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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"'Let there be no doubt. Let there be no mistake. Let there be no mischaracterization: I'm a strong advocate for the development of more nuclear energy in Arizona,' Brewer told the conference of elected officials and business leaders at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. 'Nuclear power is at the cornerstone of our clean-energy future.'

Her words come two decades after the completion of the state's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. The triple-reactor plant 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix was the nation's last such facility to come online."

She is also stressing the importance of green energy as a job source within the state.

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Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in The Arizona Republic
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