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Debate: Nuclear Energy & Climate Change

Monday, Nov 29, 2010

Should nuclear power be an important component of U.S. strategy to combat climate change? Join the Columbia Center for Climate Change Law for a lively debate on the pros and cons of expanding America's fleet of nuclear power plants.

Co-Sponsors: Center for Climate Change Law; Columbia Climate Center; The Earth Institute

The DEBATERS:

Nuclear Proponents:

· Susan Eisenhower, Member, Blue Ribbon Commission for America's Nuclear Future; Chair Emeritus, Eisenhower Institute

· Barton Cowan, Visiting Professor, West Virginia University College of Law; of counsel, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC


Nuclear Skeptics:

· Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies; former Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary of Energy

· Peter Bradford, Adjunct Professor, Vermont Law School; former Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; former Chair, New York and Maine utility regulatory commissions

MODERATOR:

· Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law


Date: Monday, November 29, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Columbia Law School, 435 W. 116th St. (corner of Amsterdam Ave.)

RSVP: arossi@law.columbia.edu

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