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VOGTLE LOANS, NETROOTS NATION, SPRING PROTESTS
ACTIONS AND UPDATES
March 14, 2012
The Department of Energy still has not issued final approval for $8.3 Billion in taxpayer loans for construction of two new reactors at the Vogtle site in Georgia.
So it's not too late to protest and demand that Energy Secretary Steven Chu reject these loans!
A lot has changed since these loans were first announced more than two years ago. They are riskier than ever to taxpayers, and as we all know, nuclear power is riskier than ever to all of us. Please tell Secretary Chu to reject these loans.
*Netroots Nation is the largest annual gathering of progressive bloggers and political activists in the U.S. If you read blogs like DailyKos, Media Matters, FiredogLake, TalkingPointsMemo and dozens of others, you know these new media outlets have a lot of influence. And you can bet most of the key people writing for these blogs will be at this year's Netroots Nation conference in Providence, Rhode Island June 7-10.
We think it's important to take our anti-nuclear message to this constituency. We're now in a contest to get one of the final info booths available for this event. We need to be in the top three vote-getters; right now we're at number four.
Please vote for us to go to Netroots Nation. It's easy--just click here and click the "like" button under our name/description.You must have a Facebook account to vote (although you do not need to vote from Facebook). Sorry, these aren't our rules.... The contest is extremely close, and every vote counts! The deadline to vote is midnight tonight, Wednesday, March 14, so please act quickly. Thank you.
*Spring Actions: Thanks to everyone who participated in Fukushima anniversary events last weekend! There are a lot more actions coming up however, and we're doing our best to keep our action page updated. If you have upcoming events that are not listed on the page, please let us know and give us the details. We'll post them as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we have posted articles, videos and photos of last weekend's actions, including a link to a youtube page that contains an amazing 101 videos of different actions from every corner of the world. If there are articles, photos, etc of actions you were involved with that we haven't yet posted, please send them to us.
As always, thanks for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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