US Senator Stabenow – Michigan – Nuclear Power

US Senator Stabenow – Michigan- Nuclear Power

——– Original Message ——–
Subject:    Re: environment
Date:    Thu, 14 May 2015 16:40:52 -0400
From:    Senator Debbie Stabenow <senator@stabenow.senate.gov>
To:    <xxxxxxxxxxxx>

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow – Michigan
Dear Charles,

Thank you for contacting me about the use of nuclear power.  I understand your views.

I am deeply concerned about our dependence on foreign oil and the impact of high energy costs on Michigan families. I support using a diverse set of power sources to alleviate our energy problems. Right now, Michigan’s top three energy sources are coal, nuclear power, and natural gas. Combined, these sources generate about 90 percent of our electricity.

As Japan continues to heal from the earthquake, tsunami, and catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the United States needs to continue its work to better prepare our nuclear facilities in the event of a natural disaster.  Michigan is home to three nuclear plants, and it is important that these plants have stringent emergency plans in place for the safety and well-being of Michigan families.

In Michigan, we know that keeping power on for our homes and businesses isn’t a luxury but a necessity.  In the long term, we need to find ways to become energy independent by investing in alternative energy, renewable fuels, and other innovative technologies.  As the Senate debates these energy issues, including nuclear power, I will keep your views in mind.

Thank you for contacting me.  Please do not hesitate to do so again if I can be of assistance to you or your family.

Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
The United States Senate • Washington, DC 20510
stabenow.senate.gov

 

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