Recorded 04.25.2016 – Tom Broderick interviews David Kraft, director and a founder of the Nuclear Energy Information Service. Kraft discusses the state of the nuclear energy industry in Illinois and the ongoing efforts by various interests to pass their own versions of a “Clean Jobs” bill. This legislation would create thousands of jobs by increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy sources, and meeting or exceeding EPA carbon emission standards.
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David A. Kraft is a 64 year old resident of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in the Chicago area, and graduated from Lane Technical High School. As an undergraduate he attended Northwestern University in Evanston, and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where he majored in astronomy and psychology respectively. He attended the Industrial Areas Foundation’s Alinsky Institute for Social Change.
Mr. Kraft worked as a social rehabilitation worker and clinical therapist in the Uptown area of Chicago for nearly 12 years. With seven other environmental activists, he founded the Nuclear Energy Information Service — NEIS — in 1981 to provide the public with reliable information about nuclear power and radiation hazards, and energy alternatives to nuclear power. He is currently the director of the organization.