Kristin Zaitz 
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Re: “Unsafe, dirty, and unnecessary

Jerry, why should the general public trust your conclusions instead of years worth of research and analysis by experts in each of the topics you attack? This is an example of the anti-science fearmongering that is running so rampantly in our society, prompting us to make fear-based reactionary decisions instead of allowing us to evaluate the data and make decisions that minimize risk and maximize benefit for people and the environment.
Nuclear energy produces a large amount of low-emission power on a small land footprint - which means action on climate, action on air pollution, and land conservation for the protection of our planet. No energy source is perfect, but all things considered nuclear is one of the very best.

Posted by Kristin Zaitz on 03/30/2018 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Nuclear power could devastate

It is fearmongering like this that will burden future generations with devastation that scientists agree is actually happening - climate change and air pollution. If we are to support the existence of humanity and nature on our small planet, we need to make the best and most efficient use of our resources. A low emission and extremely energy-dense source of electricity like nuclear can provide for our growing population without wrecking our climate, poisoning our lungs, or devastating natural habitats. We have the technology, we have the ability, but we are standing in our own way. I truly hope that humanity becomes smart enough to save ourselves from our fears and step forward into a promising, abundant future.

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Posted by Kristin Zaitz on 01/12/2018 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Committee offers budget tips to San Luis Coastal as Diablo shutdown looms

This budget gap is not anyones fault... False. SLCUSD and others should have spent some energy advocating to keep the plant open, and perhaps we wouldnt find ourselves in this situation now. These proposed options for dealing with the budget shortfall put the burden on teachers, students, and members of the community who will already be dealing with the ripple effect of this economic tragedy. The creativity of this commission seems underwhelming.

Posted by Kristin Zaitz on 12/16/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Environmental sense

I agree that our world desperately needs some environmental sense. While we continue to raise the CO2 concentration in our atmosphere, we in the developed world are hypocritically sounding the alarm about the climate crisis while we close low carbon energy sources. Some calling themselves "environmentalists" are satisfied with trading low carbon nuclear for other low carbon sources, for a result of zero progress on climate. Meanwhile, the global energy supply is still dominated by fossil fuels, which are increasing faster than all clean sources combined. It is clear that we need nuclear and all clean energy sources for meaningful action on climate and air pollution. We in California are playing an expensive game with our planet's future, and our pocketbooks. Unfortunately it is the most vulnerable among us who will pay the highest price for our arrogance.

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Posted by Kristin Zaitz on 11/03/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Energy of the future

Here in CA, advocating for flexibility in generation is a kinder gentler way to say that we are OK with burning more natural gas. Our markets and policies do not value the right things; they are focused on expanding renewables, not reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Until we are clear about our intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our energy policy, market structure, and generation portfolio, we simply will not get there no matter how hard we wish it to be true. It does not make sense to remove low carbon sources from our energy supply and replace them with other low carbon sources, especially while the majority of our energy comes from fossil. #ActOnClimate

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Posted by Kristin Zaitz on 08/25/2017 at 1:46 PM

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