Environazis: Nuclear Power Oppresses Baby Fish

Moonbats oppose all efficient means of generating the energy we need to survive, and nuclear power is no exception. The latest line of attack: nuclear power plants are hurtful to baby fish. Have a hanky ready…

For a newly hatched striped bass in the Hudson River, a clutch of trout eggs in Lake Michigan or a baby salmon in San Francisco Bay, drifting a little too close to a power plant can mean a quick and turbulent death.

Sucked in with enormous volumes of water, battered against the sides of pipes and heated by steam, the small fry of the aquatic world are being sacrificed in large numbers each year to the cooling systems of power plants around the country. […]

The issue is affecting the debate over the future of a nuclear plant in the suburbs north of New York City, and the facilities and environmentalists are closely watching the outcome here to see how to proceed in other cities around the country. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this term in a lawsuit related to the matter.

That would be the same Supreme Court that last year declared CO2 — i.e., our very breath — to be a pollutant subject to government regulation.

An immediate goal of enviroluddites is to force the Indian Point nuclear plant north of NYC to spend $1.5 billion on special cooling towers to protect fish eggs, which they apparently hope will drive the plant out of business.

Given the political tides these days, environmentalists may well achieve their ultimate goal of reducing Americans to a Third World lifestyle by making energy prohibitively expensive. Anyone who has been to India can testify as to how much good that will do the environment.

On a tip from Murff. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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