National Call-In Day on Senate Energy Bill
In early August, 10 senators-five Democrats and five Republicans-released a "compromise" energy plan to allow for some offshore oil drilling. The group has been dubbed the Gang of 10. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated he is likely to allow a vote on an energy bill this week. While the Gang of 10's plan has been widely reported on, few have noticed that their plan includes $80+ to $160+ Billion in new subsidies for the nuclear power industry. Please help us stop the biggest nuclear industry giveaway EVER by taking these 3 actions.
1) Please call both of your Senators that day with a very simple message:
Take taxpayer loan guarantees for nuclear power out of the Gang of 20 energy bill. (note: the bill does not yet have a number. It's called the New Energy Reform Act of 2008, but everyone will know what you are talking about if you just say "Gang of 20 energy bill.")
Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
You can also look up your Senator's information at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
3) Please print this Alert and take it to any public meetings and gather places you go to between now and Wednesday. Post it at food co-ops and other central locations.
Final shoot us an email (below) to let us know what actions you took. Thank You!