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NEW PETITION: TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA TO REVERSE HIS POSITION ON NUCLEAR POWER
UPDATE: NO VOTE YET IN SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE ON CEDA; STILL TIME TO ACT
May 27, 2011
Our friends at Mothers for Peace in California have put together a new petition to President Obama urging him to reverse his support for nuclear power in light of Fukushima.
They are collecting signatures online and on paper, and will hand-deliver the signatures to the White House in mid-July.
Please sign the petition here.
But that's only step one! Step two: download the petition here, then print out some copies. Ask your friends to sign, take them to your local food co-op, coffee shop, etc. Take them to meetings, festivals, concerts and the like and collect more signatures!
Thank you! 7,500 letters to the Senate have gone in opposing the "Clean Energy Development Administration" since our alert Wednesday afternoon! Great job!
The Senate Energy Committee met as scheduled yesterday and discussed CEDA, but did not vote on the measure. One reason is that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was not present and wants to offer amendments to the bill (which are likely to be positive amendments, although we haven't seen them yet). In addition, some Republicans were reportedly concerned about how to pay for this new bank--so don't assume, just because you may live in a Red state--that your Senators will automatically support CEDA: they might not and your actions will help (for that matter, don't assume, just because you live in a Blue state, that your Senators will oppose CEDA!). The committee will resume its work some time after next week's Memorial Day recess.
That means there is still time for you to send in your letters and alert your friends and colleagues that this greenwash-named CEDA is really--in the words of the Nuclear Energy Institute--"a permanent financing platform for new nuclear reactors."
You can send your letters opposing CEDA as currently proposed here.
And you can forward both the petition page and the CEDA action page to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and the like--just look for the handy icons on the top right of each page.
International friends: the CEDA action requires a U.S. address; the petition can be signed by anyone.
Thanks for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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