Common Cause New York Factsheet: Entergy Generates Influence Will Cash and Connections Overpower Serious Debate?

September 30, 2004



This Common Cause New York factsheet begins, 'The Indian Point nuclear power facility has become a flashpoint in the fight over public safety post-9/11. Environmentalists have long argued that the facility's evacuation plan is inadequate, and their position has found increasing support in recent years. Opponents argue that because 20 million people work and live within 50 miles of Indian Point, an accident or terrorist attack at the site would be catastrophic. The plant's owner, Entergy Corporation, counters that the plant is safe and has spent millions on campaign contributions and lobbying to bolster the case. Both sides may have valid points, but will lobbying spending and campaign contributions preclude real debate?'

READ: Common Cause New York Factsheet: Entergy Generates Influence Will Cash and Connections Overpower Serious Debate?


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