November 22, 2000

To: The U.S. Delegation to the COP6 Climate Change Negotiations

The Hague, Netherlands


The following environmental, consumer, religious and other organizations are writing to support your new recognition of the problems of nuclear power. As David Sandalow of your delegation has said repeatedly, "safety, waste disposal, non-proliferation, costs and public acceptance" are all serious problems.

While recognizing the problems, however, the U.S. delegation has not yet addressed them. We believe it is time for the U.S. to take the lead and to support—and even propose—the explicit exclusion of nuclear power from the Clean Development Mechanism, from Joint Implementation provisions, and from every part of the Kyoto Protocol.

Nuclear power, for the reasons stated by Mr. Sandalow and because the nuclear fuel chain produces both greenhouse gas and radioactive emissions, is not suitable as a means of addressing climate change.

We believe global warming is a serious issue that requires a concerted international effort to address. For that reason, we are hopeful that the COP6 negotiations will produce implementation mechanisms for the Kyoto Protocol that are strong and will effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

However, we also believe that it would make no sense to trade one environmental disaster for another. Therefore, we would be unable to support ratification of the Kyoto Protocol if it supports nuclear power. We believe our colleagues in many other countries would hold this position as well.

We ask you then to do everything in your power to ensure that nuclear power is excluded from the Kyoto Protocol.

Michael Mariotte

Executive Director

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Washington, DC

Gene Karpinski

Executive Director

U.S. Public Interest Research Group

Washington, DC

John Passacantando

Executive Director

Greenpeace US

Washington, DC

Francis MacGuire

Friends of the Earth International

Wenonah Hauter

Executive Director

Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program

Washington, DC

Susan Shaer, Executive Director

Women's Action for New Directions

691 Massachusetts Ave.

Arlington, MA 02476

Craig Butler

Executive Director

Fund for New Priorities in America

171 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Ed Smeloff

Executive Director

Pace Law School Energy Project

White Plains, NY

Kyle Rabin

Nuclear Energy Policy Project Director

Air & Energy Program Associate

Environmental Advocates

353 Hamilton Street

Albany, NY 12210

Bonnie Raitt

Artistic Resources In Action Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

David N. Pyles

New England Pollution on Nuclear Pollution

P. O. Box 545

Brattleboro, VT 05302-0545

Debby Katz

Executive Director

Citizens Awareness Network

Shelburne Falls, MA

Kalynda Tilges

Nuclear Issues Coordinator

Citizen Alert - Las Vegas

P.O. Box 17173

Las Vegas, NV 89114

Dr. James A. Boland


Peace Resource Center

Wilmington, OH

Tom Marshall

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

P.O. Box 1156, Boulder, CO 80306

Barbara Wiedner


Grandmothers for Peace International

Elk Grove, CA

Harvey Wasserman

Citizens Protecting Ohio

735 Euclaire Ave.

Bexley, OH 43209

Bernice Kring

Citizens Along the Roads and Tracks (CART)

Sacramento, CA

Laura Kathryn Dvorak

Students for the Environment

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Jim Warren


Waste Awareness and Reduction Network

PO Box 61051

Durham, NC 27715-1051

Marylia Kelley

Tri-Valley CAREs

(Communities Against a Radioactive Environment)

2582 Old First Street

Livermore, CA 94550

Tom Seery

Julie Enslow

Peace Action Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Lorraine Krofchok

Grandmothers for Peace International, Sacramento Chapter

Sacramento, CA

Deborah Bors

Alternative Press Center

Baltimore, MD

Ann Harris

We The People

305 Pickel Road

Ten Mile, TN 37880

George Crocker

Executive Director

North American Water Office

P O Box 174

Lake Elmo MN 55042

Bruce A Drew, Steering Committee

Prairie Island Coalition

4425 Abbott Avenue South

Minneapolis MN 55410-1444

Glenn Carroll


GANE - Georgians Against Nuclear Energy

Atlanta, GA

Lloyd Marbet, Director

Don't Waste Oregon Caucus

Portland, OR

Barbara Hickernell

Alliance to Close Indian Point

Box 669

Ossining, NY 10562

Michaelann Bewsee

Arise for Social Justice

718 State St., rear

Springfield, MA 01109

Jonathan Mark

Post Cassini Flyby News

P.O. Box 1999

Wendell Depot, MA 01380

Bob Darby

Food Not Bombs

Atlanta, GA

Sandra Gavutis

Executive Director

C-10 Research and Education Foundation, Inc.

44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Rita Kilpatrick

Executive Director

Georgians for Clean Energy

427 Moreland Avenue, NE, Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30307

Chris Williams

Executive Director.

Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana

5420 N. College Ave., Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46220

Jean Grossholtz

People Against Corporate Takeover

10 Jewett Lane

South Hadley, MA 01075

Dee Berry

Darla Duggan

Greater Kansas City Green Party

Kansas City, Missouri

Robert C. Anderson

Peace Video Project / Kalamazoo Area Coalition For Peace & Justice

3819 Devonsire Ave

Kalamazoo, MI 49006-2703

Fred Elmer

Green Technology Committee,

Atlantic Chapter, Sierra Club

Ithaca, NY 14850

Dr. Charles Mercieca, President

International Association of Educators for World Peace


P.O. Box 3282, Mastin Lake Station

Huntsville, AL 35810-0282

Jan Provost-Chairman

Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace

2614 North 22nd St.

Superior, WI 54880

Liane Casten


Chicago Media Watch

Chicago, IL

Chuck Johnson


Center for Energy Research

5031 SE Haig St.

Portland, OR 97206

Buffalo Bruce

Board Chair

Western Nebraska Resources Council

Chadron, NE

Mr. Bernie Lindberg, Chair

Mankato Area Environmentalists

310 Cherry Street

Mankato, MN 56001

Dave Kraft

Nuclear Energy Information Service

P.O. Box 1637

Evanston, IL 60204-1637

Daianna Rincones

Students for Ecological and Environmental Development

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Frank C. Subjeck

Acting Director

Airwaterearth, Org.

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Susi Snyder

Shundahai Network

PO Box 6360

Pahrump, NV 89041

Michael J Keegan

Coalition for a Nuclear Free Great Lakes (CNFGL)

P. O. Box 331

Monroe, MI

Corrine Carey

Don't Waste Michigan (DWM)

Grand Rapids, MI

Keith Gunter

Citizens' Resistance at Fermi Two (CRAFT)

P. O. Box 463

Monroe, MI

Malgorzata Polak


League of Environmental Awareness and Protection

Lake Forest College

555 N. Sheridan Rd.

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Michael Welch, Office Coordinator

Redwood Alliance & REEI

PO Box 293

Arcata, CA 95518

Terry Lodge

Toledo Coalition for Safe Energy

316 N. Michigan St., Ste. 520

Toledo, OH

Kay Cumbow

Citizens For a Healthy Planet

15184 Dudley Road,

Brown City, MI 48416

Laurence T. Beahan

Sierra Club, Niagara Group

5 Darwin Drive

Snyder NY 14226

Susan B. Griffin, Coordinator

Chenango North Energy Awareness Group

345 Center Road

So. Plymouth, New York 13844

Mary Olson

Nuclear Information & Resource Service Southeast

P.O. Box 7586

Asheville, NC 28802

Paige Knight


Hanford Watch

Portland, Oregon

Terry R. Miller

Lone Tree Council

4649 David Ct.

Bay City, MI 48706

Elizabeth Forest

Kalamazoo Green Party

8180 s.2nd Str.

Kalamazoo, MI.

S. (Ziggy) Kleinau, Regional Director

Great Lakes United

Buffalo State College, Cassty Hall

1300 Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo, New York, 14222

Kevin Petajan

West Allis Community Media Center

1964 South 86th St.

West Allis, WI 53227

Francis U. Macy

Center for Safe Energy

2828 Cherry Street

Berkeley, CA 94706

Judi Friedman PACE Peopl'es Action for Clean

Energy, 101 Lawton Rd., Canton, CT 06019

Ashley Collins

Environmental Program Associate

Citizen Action/Illinois

28 E. Jackson, Suite 605

Chicago, IL. 60604

Betty Schroeder, Chair

Arizona Safe Energy Coalition

Tucson, AZ 85713

Patricia Birnie, Chair

GE Stockholders' Alliance

Tucson, AZ 85713

Environment Committee

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Philadelphia, PA 19107