Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Worried about North Korea? Tell your senators
PSR's motto: Prevention is the only cure. Now—before another war starts—is the time for concerned citizens to speak out to elected officials. Here are three ways to tell your senators that you are opposed to war with North Korea.
In person: Attend a Town Hall meeting in your community, if there is one. Search for a Town Hall in your community here.
On the phone: Using your zip code, you can look up phone numbers for the DC offices for your senatorsVia email: Please use the sample text below to craft a message in your own words. Personalized e-mails from constituents are more impactful...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The fallout from Westinghouse Electric’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is multi-faceted and still unfolding.
At the least, it is toxic news for the fate of the only nuclear projects to begin construction in the United States in three decades: the addition of two 1,100 MW reactors to Georgia Power’s Vogtle nuclear plant near Waynesboro, Ga., and the addition of two reactors of the same design to the V.C. Summer plant in Jenkinsville, S.C.
At the worst, Westinghouse’s collapse could spell the end of any nuclear build-out in the United States — at least under current designs — and lead to the abandonment of those two projects...
There was a time when nuclear power was considered to be the bulwark of America's energy future.
Now the titan appears to be teetering.
Westinghouse Electric Co. — long considered the leader in nuclear power development — filed for bankruptcy protection in late March. The move puts in jeopardy the completion of two nuclear plants in the Southeast that had been heralded as proof the industry’s future was still vibrant.
The news added to a long list of nuclear’s woes...
In a December 1953 speech to the United Nations, President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the ‘Atoms for Peace’ programme, saying:
“The miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death but consecrated to his life.”
He claimed that “peaceful power from atomic energy is not a dream of the future. That capability, already proved, is here – now – today.” And the USA would help to ensure it could be used worldwide.
However, his advisors soon told him that it wasn’t viable. A classified internal State Department Intelligence Report, circulated in January 1954, ‘Economic Implications of Nuclear Power in Foreign Countries‘, warned that the introduction of nuclear power would "… not usher in a new era of plenty and rapid economic development as is commonly believed. Nuclear power plants may cost twice as much to operate and as much as 50 percent more to build and equip than conventional thermal plants.”
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Nuclear weapons do nothing to protect us from 21st century threats. Yet the US government is planning to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to rebuild its arsenal – plans that could push Russia, China and other countries to build even more nuclear weapons. In short, the world is on the brink of a new nuclear arms race that will only accelerate if current plans stay on track.
Every dollar spent on re-building our arsenal is a dollar less for our true defense needs. We need to end wasteful nuclear programs and to realign our spending priorities with today’s threats…
Friday, April 7, 2017
FACE BOOK GROUP – facebook.com/groups/nukefreeclimatefreemarch/
This is the Facebook group page for the Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Hub to the People's Climate march 2017. Whether you are mobilizing for the major march in Washington, DC, or organizing for an event close to home, this page is for you!
Please join our weekly planning calls for the march - contact Tim Judson at NIRS* for the details: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find old postings and photos from previous nuclear-free, carbon-free mobilizations. This page is used as the Facebook site for the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingents to climate and clean energy marches since the September 21 2014 People's Climate March in NYC. It was an organizing tool for the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent to the massive international climate rally in Paris in December 2015 at the critical COP 21 conference. And for the July 2016 March for a Clean Energy Revolution.
We will continue to post, and accept relevant posts, related to building a safe, sustainable, clean, and affordable energy system.
you can't nuke global warming!
Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent to the People's Climate March on Facebook
* Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Tweets about "#OccupyNuclear"
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for possible recent event additions
"We do not support construction of new nuclear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power."
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you can't nuke global warming!