Tuesday, March 22, 2011

News coverage in Leader-Post resulting from last Friday's GPS press conference on nuclear crisis in Japan

The Green Party of Saskatchewan press conference held last week to address the nuclear crisis in Japan received solid coverage in the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspapers.

Read the full article "Nuclear crisis a grim reminder: Green Party" from the March 19, 2011 edition of the Leader-Post at


(The same story in the Star Phoenix under the title, “Greens decry nuclear”.)


The article begins,

The crisis unfolding at a nuclear power plant in Japan should be a wake-up call to Saskatchewan to step away from nuclear research and focus financial resources on renewable energy, the provincial Green Party said at a news conference Friday.

"Saskatchewan can lead the way in becoming world leaders in renewable energy," party leader Larissa Shasko said.

Shasko was "disappointed" in recent statements made by SaskPower Minister Rob Norris, who said that the nuclear events in Japan are further evidence of why Saskatchewan should contribute more to nuclear science, and continue research in areas such as materials science, medicine and small reactor technology.

"More science in nuclear is not the answer. More science in renewable energy is," said Shasko.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Nuclear+crisis+grim+reminder+Green+Party/4470032/story.html#ixzz1H4bSAtoz

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