JUS 444 - Week 11 Notes
JUS 444 - Week 11 Notes JUS 444
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Date Created: 11/01/15
JUS 444 Week 11:1 Looking at national policies and seeing Arizona’s position on it** Potential idea for final essay – clean power plan Review from last week Efficiency/Equity o Efficiency: bring together economic parameters; market driver; commodification of resources (water, air); privatization; efficiency leads to less water; regulatory bodies important o Equity: transparency; political procedures and participatory process; historical context; power intergenerational and interspecies concerns o Bringing these together in relation to energy... How does nuclear relate to these topics Clean power plan o Proposed in 2014, passed by Executive Order in April 2015 o Proposes limits for each state for carbon emissions o If state do not pass their own CPP, then the EPA will mandate one for them o States need to come up with their own plan to decrease carbon emissions Endres: Nuclear Discourse What are major concerns of nuclear power/weapons complexes/ Two major points o Nuclear colonialism in relation to nuclear energy production o Discourse an important part of recognition Nuclear imperatives: the cold war o Military imperatives over democratic rights o National security paramount o Demonstrate mastery of atom and sophistication of American science and technology o Attempt to assure public of peaceful atom o Promotional material/propaganda A is for Atom (1952) Main aspects: o There’s no downside to nuclear power – nothing could go wrong, and this is the answer Main problem with nuclear: o Cancer caused by radioactive isotopes o We don’t know what the health affects are o How this was introduced to the public Public given no say Nuclear Power at Shipping port (1953) o The types of attitudes these film project Positivity The atom is under complete control by American scientists o What is the appropriate role of the public in these iterations? Understanding over fear It is coming whether you want it to or not, so accept it Control and mastery taken for granted Be prepared, though!
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