It's election season. It's almost Halloween. The John Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally is tomorrow (hope to see some of you there!). In short, for most of us there's a lot going on and not enough time to do it all. But if you haven't yet sent a letter to DOE and Congress, and called your Members, please take one moment to act now.
Because, incredibly, the U.S. Department of Energy is seriously considering giving a $7.5 Billion loan to the French government-owned company Electricite de France (EDF) to try to rescue the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 reactor. As you know, this project took a major hit recently when EDF’s
But EDF and the French government apparently aren't worried about the economics—they just want to build a new reactor in the
And the real costs: routine radiation releases, radioactive waste generation, increased electricity rates, and the constant threat of nuclear meltdown and terror attack, the risk of losing the entire $7.5 Billion loan, all of these would be borne by U.S. ratepayers and taxpayers.
We ask each of you to do everything you can to push back against this absurd idea as hard as possible as fast as possible.
Please send a letter to DOE and your Congressmembers here, and then please forward the link to the Action page to all of your organizational e-mail lists. Tell your friends, dormmates, and office colleagues too! And please also take a moment to call your Congressmembers (their direct phone numbers will show up when you send your e-mail). The link to the Action page is here: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4558 You can also copy and paste this link on your Facebook page (add this headline: Urgent: Stop $7.5B Loan to French Govt for New Nuke in
EDF, of course, legally cannot actually own or operate a
So please raise your voice to DOE and Congress here.
And, please, help us spread the word as far as we can and push back as hard as we can. We’re going to do everything we can to reach as many people as we can, but we need your help too.
Note: if you don’t live in the
Thanks for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Friday, October 29, 2010
Stop loan for nuclear reactor