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  •  Actually, there are environmentalist/activists (3+ / 0-)

    here in OK. Here's an interesting tale from wikipedia

    The Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant was proposed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in May 1973. The facility was to be built approximately 3 miles southwest of downtown Inola, Oklahoma, but still within town limits, and was to consist of two 1,150 MWe General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors.

    In June 1979, about 500 people were arrested for protesting about construction of the Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant. In 1982, after nine years of court and legal challenges by Carrie Barefoot Dickerson and the Citizen's Action for Safe Energy (CASE) group, all plans were abandoned and no complex was ever built. It is believed to be the only nuclear power plant in the US to be canceled by a combination of legal and citizen action after construction had started

    PSO did eventually build a coal-fired plant at the site. We would most likely have wide-spread wind farming here except for the corruption of OK Senators Jim Inhofe and, to a lesser degree, Tom Coburn deeply indebted to the oil industry.

    Carrie Dickerson was a remarkable woman who bore a decade of personal attacks to stop Black Fox.

    •  Wow! I never heard about this before (1+ / 0-)
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      This was entirely new to me. I went to the link and then also to the link from that to her, Carrie Barefoot Dickerson.

      ... self-employed eldercare administrator, nutritionist and community activist retired from schoolteaching ...
      I wish they'd had more information about her life in the wiki article. They do mention a book about spirited women that includes a chapter about her.
      The whole Black Fox story sounds like it deserves a diary of its own. (I wish I were a faster writer, with more time to write.)
      Thanks for posting this. I'm going to send it to top comments because I bet a lot of people don't know that a nuclear plant was successfully challenged after construction actually started.

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