Premier says province not in the "mood" for waste
Member groups of the Coalition attended the Saskatchewan Legislature on April 14, 2011 to present a petition calling for a ban on nuclear waste disposal in the province.
Reaction was swift, with Premier Brad Wall acknowledging the "mood" of the province didn't seem to be supporting nuclear waste storage at this time. Wall told reporters "what's happened in Japan has got people thinking, just generally speaking, about the issue".
The Saskatoon Star Phoenix reacted angrily to Mr. Wall's comments by calling the Coalition a "marginal" group of " anti-technological ideologues" responsible, in part, for increasing Saskatchewan's coal consumption due to the defeat of the Warman uranium refinery in the 1970's. This is a bizarre reaction for a news organization.
In sharp contrast, the Calgary Herald dismissed similar plans for Northern Alberta to become a nuclear waste disposal site.
Next step: the passage of legislation banning nuclear waste in Saskatchewan. Ask your candidates if they will work toward this waste ban.