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Rolling Stone #589 - October 18, 1990

"People are getting overly inundated with causes because the world is really fucked up," says Tom Petty. Nonetheless, Petty and his wife, Jane, joined a protest outside of a now-defunct nuclear power plant near their San Fernando, California, home. "It drives me crazy, too," says Petty, "but out of conscience I have to sometimes at least speak out."

Rockwell International, which owns the plant, promised to clean up the site but is keeping mum. "They're being very secretive up there," says Petty. "We need more answers."