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WE CAN WIN THIS ONE: ACT NOW!

 

May 14, 2009
Dear friends,
We've asked a lot of you this past
several months. As the Obama administration has moved into power, the
pace of activity has increased; we know that.

So we don't waste your time asking
you to take actions that aren't meaningful.
And right now, we're asking you to
take the most important action of the year.
Write your House member and Speaker
Nancy Pelosi now. And then forward this message to everyone you can
think of.
Write your House member here.


Write Speaker Nancy Pelosi here.
We should have figured it out
earlier, but we didn't. The section in the bill was so obscure we all
missed it. But the "Clean Energy Bank" legislation sponsored by Senate
Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
includes UNLIMITED taxpayer loan guarantees for construction of new
nuclear reactors. Not $50 Billion, or $100 Billion. UNLIMITED!
In other words, under the guise of
a clean energy program, the nuclear power industry could get taxpayer
money to build as many reactors as they wanted, regardless of their
cost, regardless of their projected default rate.

That's just unacceptable.
We need to act on this as loudly
and clearly as possible.
Write your House member and Speaker
Nancy Pelosi now. And then forward this message to everyone you can
think of.
Write your House member here.


Write Speaker Nancy Pelosi here.
PLEASE forward this Alert to
everyone you can think of. In 24 hours, we generated more than 3,000
letters in opposition to the pro-nuclear Murkowski amendment to the
Senate energy bill. That's pretty good for one day, and we thank
everyone who wrote (the Murkowski amendment has not yet been
considered, it will likely come up next week). But we need to generate
at least 10,000 letters to Pelosi and House members to stop this fake
"clean energy" bank. Please help everyone you can think of to send
letters now by forwarding this Alert. Phone calls to House members
would be very effective too: 202-224-3121.
A NIRS blog posting on the "clean

energy" bank is available here. It provides a lot more background info
on this issue. You have our permission to re-post this everywhere and
anywhere you want. Please do so.
This really is it folks. The
effectiveness of our actions now will determine our energy--and quite
possibly our economic--future. There is just no reason for inaction;
let's all do everything we can.
Pass the word; send an e-mail to
your friends, forward this Alert everywhere. Put in on Facebook and
MySpace. Twitter it. Blog it. Print this and take it to meetings. Do
whatever you can. We can't let this stand.
And please send a few dollars our
way. Every tax-deductible contribution you make enables us to reach
more people, to expand our efforts, to build on what you already are
doing. We simply can't do this without your support, so please
contribute here.
We need thousands and thousands of
people responding to this Alert; please act, please do everything you
can to expand our reach.
Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource
Service
nirsnet@nirs.org
www.nirs.org