Monday, May 11, 2009

The Nuclear Option for Maryland?

Save the Date!!!!

May 19, 2009


The Nuclear Option for Maryland?

Who Are Making Decisions? At What Cost to You?

Panel Discussion and Campaign Launch


On April 29, the Maryland Public Service Commission issued a state construction permit to Unistar (Electricite de France and Constellation Energy) to build a new nuclear reactor on the Chesapeake Bay at Calvert Cliffs. But Unistar still needs a construction and operating license from the federal government which could take another three years or more, and is already being challenged by environmental groups.

Meanwhile, Unistar is trying to secure massive taxpayer subsidies and other financing needed to build a new reactor. 


The Nuclear Option for Maryland panel brings together international and national expertise as well as a local perspective on using new nuclear reactors to meet energy demand. The discussion will include an examination of the real costs of pursuing nuclear power, a look at the key players behind the new reactor proposal in Maryland and the necessary role the public can play on these issues.


Additionally, The Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition will launch a new campaign. Join the effort and learn more about the Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition’s work promoting clean, safe and economical energy for Maryland


Confirmed Panelists:


Dr. Stephen Thomas of the University of Greenwich in London Dr. Thomas has been a researcher in energy policy for more than 25 years. He writes particularly on economics and policy towards nuclear power and is an author of several books and peer-reviewed journal articles on the subject.


Michael Mariotte of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and The Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition


Jim Riccio of Greenpeace, USA (Invited)


When - Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm


Where - Peabody Room at the Cathedral of the Incarnation

4 E. University Parkway (at Charles Street and University Parkway) Baltimore, MD 21218


*Plenty of parking; enter lot on Charles Street, room reserved from 7Pm to 9pm.


RSVP- Please let us know you can make it!


Allison Fisher

Organizer- Energy Program

Public Citizen

(202) 454-5176


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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