By Paul Snyder
The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County this week issued a resolution opposing any proposal to loosen the state’s restrictions of nuclear power.
The resolution said the state should instead pursue carbon-free and nuclear-free energy policy.
State lawmakers last month, led by state Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, introduced a bill to clear the path for nuclear plant development in Wisconsin. It includes removing the law requiring proposed nuclear power plant projects to first meet a set of standards, including whether there is a proper dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel.
At the same time, state Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay, said easing of the state’s nuclear restrictions could be part of a bill based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming.