jueves, marzo 17, 2011

Out of tragedy must come an end to nuclear power

Dear friends and supporters,
For years, all of us have played the thankless role of Cassandras. Now, in the face of an unarguable nuclear disaster, we are being believed. It is too late for Japan, but this is our moment – much though we would rather it had never arrived – to prevent a repeat of this tragedy in any country where nuclear reactors still operate.

As you have probably seen, the Beyond Nuclear staff has been going 24/7 since the news about Fukushima first broke. We are in constant demand by the media, appearing in print in the New York Times, Washington Post and elsewhere, on the major television networks and cable shows and on radio shows around the country. The pictures coming from Japan provide a compelling backdrop to our argument that this madness must stop.

We are calling for all 23 GE Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactors in the U.S. to be closed immediately. We continue to demand, as we have always done, for a phase-out of all nuclear power plants and that a serious, long-term commitment be made by our administration to energy efficiency and renewable energy implementation.
You can help us make this happen. Here are three things you can do today.

Please sign the Credo petition – President Obama: Reverse your support of risky nuclear power.

Please support our work with a donation. You can do this via our website, or by sending a contribution to Beyond Nuclear, 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 400, Takoma Park, MD 20912.We encourage you also to support relief efforts in Japan. But if we are to nail shut the coffin lid on nuclear power, we need all resources possible to keep the momentum going even when – as we know they will – the media forgets this story and moves on to other “news du jour.”

Please forward this bulletin to others. We are seeing many new people sign on via our website and send us messages. Please help us disseminate this wakeup call as widely as possible by forwarding this message, posting it to your Facebook pages and using Twitter to keep this subject high profile.
Thank you from the Beyond Nuclear staff and board.


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