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 2) Please forward this Alert to any and all of your mailing lists.
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!