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NewsTalk

Welcome to the archives for NewsTalk, an IBJ blog published from November 2007 through December 2010.

You are green: Now what?

September 15, 2009

IBJ Daily readers are keenly interested in environmental issues, if a poll conducted by IBJ in conjunction with Walker Information is any indication.

If you were a subscriber to the Daily in late July, you received an e-mail survey with a number of questions about issues ranging from air quality to Cash for Clunkers. The results were published in the most recent IBJ. You can see them here.

Support was strong for mass transit, regulating carbon emissions and even paying higher gas taxes to fund public transportation.

Another interesting point was the widespread support for nuclear energy. Only 25 percent of the respondents opposed construction of nuclear plants in the state (not surprisingly, hardly anyone felt the waste should be stored here).

Nukes clearly are shedding their pariah status. Coincidentally, Indiana lawmakers are considering allowing nuclear plants to start charging customers before construction is finished. That would put them on a more equal plane with “clean coal” power plants.

How do you feel about nuclear power? Is it time to reconsider it?

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