Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Simple Statement On Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Sign the Statement | Invite Your Friends to Sign | View the Signers | Print the Statement


We're getting a little tired hearing nuclear industry lobbyists and pro-nuclear politicians allege that environmentalists are now supporting nuclear power as a means of addressing the climate crisis. We know that's not true, and we're sure you do too. In fact, using nuclear power would be counterproductive at reducing carbon emissions. As Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute points out, "every dollar invested in nuclear expansion will worsen climate change by buying less solution per dollar..."

The simple statement below will be sent to the media and politicians whenever they misstate the facts. We hope you and your organization will join us and sign on in support here.

"We do not support construction of new nuclear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power."

http://www.nirs.org/petition2/index.php

1 comment:

VALaker said...

Thanks for the link. I signed the petition and sent the invitation to sign it to a couple of my friends and acquaintences who are also very much concerned about the uranium mining in VA.