Idaho Nuclear Power Regulation Initiative (2008)
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The measure, if passed, would have prohibited the building of nuclear power plants in Idaho until voted on and approved at a statewide election and attainment of a state permit.
Dr. Peter Rickards was the official proponent of the measure.
The Snake River Alliance supported the initiative and criticized the tactics of Alternate Energy Holdings, an opponent of the initiative.
The primary opponent of the measure was Alternate Energy Holdings, an organization which wanted to build a nuclear reactor in Owyhee County.
Initiative found unconstitutional?
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said in late February 2008 that the initiative may be found unconstitutional because it falls "outside the scope of actions allowable by initiative or referendum."
- Text of initiative and other documentation
- Nuclear Power Control Debate Rages on in Idaho from Red Orbit