Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as they continue to deal with the aftereffects of yesterday’s earthquake and tsunami. And now those living near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima have been evacuated because of the possibility of a nuclear meltdown.
The simple truth is that no matter how advanced the technology and how prepared a country might be to deal with a disaster it doesn’t change the fact that nuclear power is inherently dangerous and always will be. But that hasn’t stopped President Obama from putting $36 billion worth of giveaways to the nuclear industry in his latest budget proposal to Congress.
There’s still time to get the money out of the final budget. Tell the President and your members of Congress that there is no place for taxpayer giveaways to the nuclear industry in this year’s budget.
The news from Japan about the nuclear power plant in Fukushima is a terrible reminder of the fact that nuclear energy is inherently dangerous.
Wall Street refuses to invest in nuclear energy because they know the risks. As a taxpayer, I don't want to invest in nuclear energy either.
I strongly urge you to cut the $36 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry from the proposed budget for next year.
It's time to invest in clean, renewable energy. Not risky and dangerous nuclear power.
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