April 2, 2010
Fighting Massive Nuclear Subsidies
PSR is a leading voice in the effort to get the message out that nuclear power is not a climate solution because it is too expensive and a threat to public health. This past month, PSR participated in the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's DC Days to educate members of Congress about the risks of taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for new reactors. We also participated in ANA's press conference to explain why President Obama's proposal to triple the nuclear loan guarantees to $54.4 billion is bad public policy. Read more »
Your PSR Security Programs staff looks forward to seeing you in DC in April for our Day of Action. There is a great deal of important work to do in the coming months, as outlined in the rest of this article.
The Security Program has created a major revision of the site with substantially more content and ways for you to engage on our core issues. Go to www.psr.org/nukes to take a look at these new changes. Read more »
Putting millions of Americans needlessly at risk from poisonous chemicals at chemical plants is unacceptable. There are readily available, safer alternatives to many of the dangerous chemicals stored at chemical plants, and there are simple ways to prevent accidental exposures due to a terrorist attack or a natural disaster. Protect your community from dangerous chemical releases. Tell your Senators to support health-protective chemical security legislation. Read more »
Coal ash constitutes the nation's second-largest waste stream, and it's laden with arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium, and other toxics. Yet it is stored in huge, open lagoons that sometimes leak. Some have even burst, flooding nearby communities. PSR recently urged the Administration to recognize coal ash as a hazardous waste and regulate it appropriately.
Day of Action
Join PSR for our Day of Action as we work to protect the environment, secure a nuclear weapons free world and prevent massive nuclear and coal subsidies. Get involved with other physicians, scientists and concerned citizens to ensure a safer, healthier future on April 29, 2010 in Washington D.C. Please register to participate in PSR's Day of Action.