A urgent message from NukeFree.org

Fellow Green Energy Advocates:

We have won a great victory, but now face a critical last-ditch

Thanks in part to your efforts, the Congressional leadership has
removed proposed loan guarantees from the Energy Bill. Spearheaded
by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, we took a great step forward for a
green-powered future.

But now $25 billion in loan guarantees for new reactors, plus $2
billion for uranium enrichment, have been introduced into the
Omnibus Appropriations Bill. It will take all our renewed
energies to get them removed, as we did from the Energy Bill.

Nukefree.org is committed to this effort, and we are calling on
you to continue your support for a safe-energy future. Please
take a moment to call your Senators and Representatives, and to
also call the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,
House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Appropriations
Committee Chair Robert Byrd, House Appropriations Committee Chair
David Obey, as well as Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi
and tell them to remove the $25 billion in nuclear loan guarantees
from the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

To contact Senators, phone the Senate switchboard and they will
connect you: (202) 224-3121.
To contact Representatives, contact the House switchboard at
(202) 225-3121.

We know it's the weekend, but MESSAGES ON VOICE MAIL at
Congressional offices do get counted, as do FAXES. And if you can
call or FAX again Monday morning, that would be great. The final
vote may not come until Tuesday. Here's the basic message:

Dear Representative/Senator _________,

I'm writing to urge you to remove the $25 billion in nuclear loan
guarantees from the Omnibus Appropriations Bill currently under

Nuclear reactors have 50 years of proven failure behind them, and
we see no reason to build more. They are expensive, dangerous
and environmentally destructive. They cannot get their own
private liability insurance, cannot solve their nuclear waste
problem, and cannot attract private investment without federal
guarantees. They offer no solution to the climate crisis, and
have been surpassed in every way by the revolution in renewables
and efficiency.

Thank you for your consideration.


City, State

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Phone (202) 224-2541
Fax (202) 224-2499

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH/8th)
Phone (202) 225-6205
Fax (202) 225-5117

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Phone (202) 224-3954
Fax (202) 228-0002

House Appropriations Committee Chair David Obey (D-WI/7th)
Phone (202) 225-3365
Fax (202) 225-3240

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Phone (202) 224-3542
Fax (202) 224-7327

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA/8th)
Phone (202) 225-4965
Fax (202) 225-4188

For further background, please see the article "Will Congress
Plunge Us (Again) into the Nuke Power Abyss?" written by our
site's editor, Harvey Wasserman: http://nukefree.org/node/124