DON'T REAUTHORIZE PRICE-ANDERSON!!
From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: DON'T REAUTHORIZE PRICE-ANDERSON!! MAKE THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PUT ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS!!!
NOVEMBER 26TH, 2001
DON'T REAUTHORIZE PRICE-ANDERSON!!
MAKE THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PUT ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS!!!
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2001 (TOMORROW MORNING IF YOU CAN'T CONTACT THEM TODAY) AND TELL THEM NOT TO AUTHORIZE PRICE-ANDERSON WHEN IT COMES UP FOR VOTE TOMORROW, NOV 27TH, 2001!
THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO THIS YEAR. IF WE STOP PRICE-ANDERSON, THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WILL HAVE TO FIND LIABILITY COVERAGE ON THE OPEN MARKET.
AND YOU CAN BE SURE THAT CAN'T BE DONE BECAUSE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ARE AN INSANE RISK. THEY WERE BEFORE 9-11 AND THEY STILL ARE.
PRICE - ANDERSON MAY BE THE ONE QUICK KEY TO STOPPING THE WORLD'S NUCLEAR HORROR - DON'T UNDERESTIMATE ITS IMPORTANCE!
SEE THE *********CRISES ALERT*********** BELOW FROM MICHAEL MARIOTTE AT NIRS....
-- RUSSELL HOFFMAN, CONCERNED CITIZEN, CARLSBAD, CA
----- Original Message -----
From: "michael mariotte" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 12:39 PM
Subject: URGENT! Price-Anderson on House Floor Tuesday!
> Dear Friends:
> This Tuesday evening, November 27, the U.S. House is scheduled to vote
> on reauthorization of the Price-Anderson Act (HR 2983), the nuclear
> industry's unique scheme to avoid liability for its actions (HR 2983).
> The vote is slated to take place under suspension of the rules, a
> procedure normally used for noncontroversial legislation. No amendments
> are allowed, and there is only a limited debate. However, the bill must
> pass by a 2/3 margin--which means we only need 1/3 of the House to vote
> against it to defeat it! Your calls and faxes can make the difference!
> Please contact your House members Monday and Tuesday. Capitol
> Switchboard, 202-224-3121 or 225-3121. Urge them to OPPOSE
> Price-Anderson reauthorization--if for no other reason than that such
> controversial legislation should receive full and broad debate.
> REASONS TO OPPOSE PRICE ANDERSON (PA)
> 1) PA provides a 3.4 billion dollar annual insurance subsidy to the
> nuclear power industry, a develop, mature industry which should be able
> to hold its own in a supposed free-market economy.
> 2) Current reactors are covered by PA whether or not it is reauthorized.
> The only incentive for voting to extend PA coverage is for a NEW
> generation of INHERENTLY UNSAFE reactors such as the Pebble Bed Modular
> Reactor (PBMR) which are designed and can only function without a
> containment building. Because of public opposition to nuclear power,
> "new" reactors will most likely be built on existing reactor sites. Even
> Vice-President Cheney admits that without Price-Anderson there would
> likely be no new nuclear reactors in the US because of liability
> 4) Terrorist attacks on nuclear power facilities are a glaring concern
> in light of September 11, 2001 and a reactor without containment is an
> unnecessarily tempting target-no matter how well-guarded.
> 5) Price-Anderson would cap nuclear liability at 9.5 Billion while the
> US Government estimates a reactor accident can cost from 24 Billion to
> 590 Billion dollars.
> WHAT YOU CAN DO!
> *Please call/e-mail/fax your Representatives and demand THAT THEY VOTE
> NO ON 2983; the reauthorization of Price-Anderson.
> It is the height of arrogance--and folly--for the nuclear industry and
> its backers to push a major nuclear bill at this time without even
> debate, when National Guard troops are being sent to new reactor sites
> daily and when every atomic reactor is a potential and horrifying
> Please fax/email or call your representative's DC office
> Please also fax/email your local offices as well.
> Do not bother mailing letters at this point, since the mail delivery
> situation to Congress is still unclear.
> *After you've contacted your member, please contact your friends and
> colleagues and urge them to
> do the same. The key is to organize, organize, organize. If your
> representatives are not hearing from you, they will certainly vote for
> the industry.
> *Contact your local media and let them know this is going on. A sample
> letter to the editor (and
> sample letter to congress members for fax/e-mail) is posted on NIRS'
> website (www.nirs.org).
> House and Senate fax and e-mail information plus a comment section can
> be found at
> Michael Mariotte & Cindy Folkers
> Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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