While others are celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight - an hour when the earth returns to its natural nocturnal darkness, I'm planning a little celebration of my own:
"Nuclear Power Hour"
The first controlled nuclear reaction occurred right here in Chicago. Illinois leads the nation in nuclear power. We get about half of our electrical power from atomic plants.
And today I heard that 3 new nuclear power plants are about to be approved in the US.
This is the place. This is the time. It's cleaner, and (dare I say it) greener than the alternatives.
I'll celebrate my hour of power,
I'll turn my lights up bright,
making a freakin' beacon
in the night.