The Queensland state Liberal National Party (QLNP) has dropped a bombshell into the ongoing federal inquiry into nuclear power. Its submission to the inquiry goes against prominent members of its federal counterpart, and argues for the retention of federal legislation banning nuclear power, saying more emphasis should be placed on the deployment of renewables and energy efficiency programs. The QLNP submission is quite a problem for the conservative culture warriors driving the push to embrace nuclear power, not least because most of those warriors are from the conservative wings of the Liberal and National parties, most of them come from Queensland, and some of them are members of the parliamentary committee running the nuclear inquiry.
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