Wow! According to the Oakland Tribune, a French company has signed a letter of intent to build at least one nuclear power plant near Fresno, at a site to be determined. The company was lured in by a group of local business owners, who go by the name, “the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.” There’s one minor hurdle, in that it’s actually illegal to build one in California without a federal plan to dispose of the spent fuel. But the project’s backers insist that the law is archaic and will be discarded, freeing them to generate up to 3,200 megawatts of power. We’ve long advocated the revival of the nuclear energy industry as a means of reducing global warming; great to see someone take up the challenge.