Peace Region Group Documents Fight Against Nuclear Power
It's part David-versus-Goliath, part how-to manual on how to build a grassroots campaign.
One of the main organizers of a group that opposed Bruce Power's proposed nuclear power station in the Peace, Pat McNamara, has produced a book 'How We Kicked Nuclear Out Of Alberta'.
The book details the battle by the group known as Weberville Area Connections against nuclear power.
McNamara feels the book holds politicians and bureaucrats accountable.
"By putting the book out and putting their names in it, its a public record that we have so that those same officials are going to know know that we're not afraid of them and we're going to stand up and we're going to fight back."
As early as 2007 the fight against Bruce Power's proposal began -- first against a site at Lac Cardinal, and then a second north of Peace River.
McNamara says "regular people" fought against something they didn't want -- and won.
He believes it's a story other citizen-driven groups should read.
Most Viewed Stories
Questionable Content? Click here to report it to the webmaster.
Popular Blog Articles