30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has joined the fight against the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey, NJ. The activists are trying to block a 20-year renewal of the plant’s operating license. Baldwin moderated a symposium and rally on Oyster Creek at Rutgers University last Friday. From the article,
“Baldwin has spoken out on campaign finance reform, animal rights and gun control. In 1993, he went on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and said to a cheering audience that the head of the President Clinton impeachment trial, Henry Hyde, and his family, should be stoned to death. Baldwin later apologized and said it was just a joke.
Baldwin said he wanted to take a public stand against Oyster Creek because Gov. Corzine, if pushed, has the potential to weigh in heavily against the renewal.
As for the possibility that he might deter people from joining the opposition effort, Baldwin said he wasn’t concerned. Some people cannot be won, he said.
“Their mother could fall through the ice and I could save her and they’re still going to think that I’m a no-good, commie bastard,” he said.”
Haha, I enjoy Alec Baldwin. His performance in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Departed’ was one of my favorite of the year. The guy doesn’t give a sh*t about what others think and simply goes out and supports what he believes in with gusto. Where are the other Baldwins when we need them?
[UPDATE] It’s been reported that we may not need the other Baldwins. More details to folllow.