News Comment #2

Sweetwater County Continues Effort to Become Home to Nuclear Plant

The article states Rocky Mountain Power and Terra Power have plans to house a Nuclear Power Plant somewhere within the state of Wyoming, location yet to be determined. The author goes into detail about the overwhelming support the project has received from local colleges, businesses, and politicians. With the current lull of the oil, gas, and coal industries the author states that this could be an exciting opportunity for the residents of Sweetwater County to rebuild its employment opportunities and allow the community to continue to grow.

While the author gives several positive endorsements from local businesses and prominent politicians, it gives no statements from the residents living within Sweetwater county. It allows no opportunities for a counterargument as to why this may not be an ideal opportunity for the community. Rock Springs is a budding community with many families and life long residents who should allowed the opportunity to speak out on this matter.

This article seems to be skewed towards one side of the issue. By presenting a counter opinion the author could have only stood to strengthen the facts provided within the article previously. Instead of providing several statements about how this would be good for the community, it presents no challenges that may arise nor does it explain the complications that come with the addition of a nuclear plant to a community full of people. It would have been enlightening to see some statistics about unemployment in the area to bring facts into an otherwise faceless article.