The Nuclear Free Legacy of S. David Freeman

S. David Freeman testifies in a 2002 Senate hearing on Enron’s alleged energy price manipulation in California. (Dennis Cook/AP)

S. David Freeman, green-energy champion who advised presidents, dies at 94

May 13, 2020 at 5:34 p.m. PDT

S. David Freeman, an engineer, lawyer and Stetson-sporting “green cowboy” who championed renewable energy, advised three presidents and led some of the nation’s largest public utilities, died May 12 at a hospital in Reston, Va. He was 94.  Read More

Lifetime No Nukes Record
Freeman helped close down more nuclear reactors in his career than any other administrator. 

In this exclusive April, 2013 EON interview, Freeman laid out – in his characteristically outspoken style – why he was then working with local activist groups and Friends of the Earth (FoE) to close down Southern California Edison’s leaking SONGS plant.

Edison announced the plant’s final shutdown just 3 months later on June 7, 2013.

Another feather in S. David’s signature Stetson.



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