No argument about Nimby, but I was hoping to see who would be okay with having it built in their own backyard. I know I would; it'd create jobs.
We do still need to find some portable power alternative - I'm encouraged by the recent marketing of electric cars (and once they make one that can actually haul, then we'll be looking into it). This is where the petrol companies need to gtfo.
One of the problems with electric cars is that we usually use coal for electricity, at least around where I live. I could understand this being an argument if other sources were more heavily in use. Moreover, some of the so-called electric cars have about a 40-mile battery life with a "backup" that far exceeds the actual distance the car can travel.
Personally, I don't believe in manmade global warning. (I have doubts on a number of scientific principles, including the special theory of relativity, but that's a whole other argument I'd love to have with someone knowledgeable on the subject). If you do, however, then you may want to read this before you go out and buy a green car: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/sep/23/carbon-footprint-new-car
Making a new car creates as much carbon pollution as driving it, so it's often better to keep your old banger on the road than to upgrade to a greener model.
However, oil certainly has its own problems, and wind/solar don't currently fix them. No argument there.
Anyway, I'm rambling. Anyone who believes in nuclear power but still doesn't want one in their area, or who knows why we don't have more beyond simple NIMBY?