Thursday, March 17, 2011

Take Nuclear Giveaways Out of the Budget

Like the rest of the world, I have been riveted by the news out of Japan. The triple calamity of a massive earthquake, tsunami and a severe nuclear crisis is too much for one country to bear. I pray for the grieving, the displaced and for the quick resolution of the nuclear crisis. I join Greenpeace in their advocacy efforts to press the President and Congress to cut the proposed $36 billion in tax giveaways proposed for the nuclear industry. The text of their letter addressed to the President and Congress:

The news from Japan about the nuclear power plant in Fukushima is a terrible reminder of the fact that nuclear energy is inherently dangerous.

Wall Street refuses to invest in nuclear energy because they know the risks. As a taxpayer, I don't want to invest in nuclear energy either.

I strongly urge you to cut the $36 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry from the proposed budget for next year.

It's time to invest in clean, renewable energy. Not risky and dangerous nuclear power. (Go here to sign the letter.)

See more on the Greenpeace campaign against nuclear power.

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