The nuclear industry is spending millions of dollars lobbying Congress to turn the Senate climate bill into a gigantic giveaway of more taxpayer loan guarantees and more subsidies for new reactors and dangerous radioactive waste schemes like reprocessing. Unfortunately, some of the supporters of the climate bill are starting to buy into the notion that some long-time opponents of climate legislation will support the bill if it just contains enough support for dirty energy technologies like nuclear power, "clean" coal, and offshore oil drilling. Here is a recent article on the NY Times website that gives more background.
Of course, a climate bill that supports dirty energy technologies is not a climate bill at all; it would be just another gift to energy interests. And we don't believe climate bill opponents will ever vote for a real climate bill: they're just trying to get as much taxpayer money as they can into the hands of their dirty energy supporters.
Tell your Senators we're wise to the industry's tricks. Don't let the nuclear industry buy the climate bill. Please send a letter to your Senators now. Please feel free to edit your letter to reflect all your own concerns.