Loan Guarantees

Jul 28, 2011

Don't Nuke the Budget!

America's budget crisis has the world economy at the brink. Social Security, Medicare, aid for needy children, environmental protection and much more are being chopped. 

Yet Congress and the White House may still want to use our money to fund atomic power.

Specifically, $36 billion in loan guarantees may still be on the table for building new nukes. Millions more are slated for "small modular reactors" and other atomic boondoggles.

May 16, 2011

America's New Nuke Showdown Starts NOW!!

As Fukushima continues to leak and smolder, what may be the definitive battle over new nukes in America has begun. 

The critical first US House vote on a proposed $36 billion loan guarantee package for reactor construction may come in an Appropriations subcommittee as early as June 2. Green power advocates are already calling and writing the White House and Congress early and often, gearing up for a long, definitive showdown.

Germany and Japan have made their decision---the "Lethal Atom" has no future.

May 11, 2011

Let's Join Japan & Junk New Nukes

Japan will build no new nuclear reactors. It's a huge body blow to the global industry, and could mark a major turning point in the future of energy.

Says Prime Minister Naoto Kan: "We need to start from scratch... and do more to promote renewables."

Wind power alone could---and now probably will---replace 40 nukes in Japan.

The United States must join them. Axing the $36 billion currently stuck in the 2012 federal budget for loan guarantees to build new reactors could do the trick.

Mar 4, 2011

Help the (Revamped) NukeFree Defeat New Nuke Loan Guarantees

The Revamped NukeFree.org Welcomes You to (Again) Defeat Nuke Power Loan Guarantees

Once again loan guarantees---this time $36 billion---for new nuclear power plants are being pushed by the White House and Congress.

Once again we at NukeFree.org are joined together to stop them.

Please join us again at this link: http://nukefree.org/nirs-tell-congress-no-36-billion-loan-guarantees-oth... to demand the Senate delete this $36 billion giveaway from the 2012 Budget and the 2011 Continuing Resolution.

Feb 14, 2011

Obama's $36 Billion Nuke-Powered Giveaway

Barack Obama's 2012 budget marks a major escalation in the nuclear war against a green-powered future, whose advocates are already fighting back.

Amidst massive budget cuts for social and environmental programs, Obama wants $36 billion in loan guarantees for a reactor industry that cannot secure sufficient private "marketplace" financing for new construction.

Dec 9, 2010

An Astonishing Holiday No New Nukes Victory!!!

Welcome to the NEW Nukefree.org, & an urgent CALL TO ACTION. The Nukefree.org website has been revamped for more news and action updates, as well as for this blog.



Another Astonishing Holiday No New Nukes Victory


By Harvey Wasserman