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  • Nuclear Bailouts in the American Jobs Plan Perpetuate Environmental Injustice 

    Hannah Smay, NIRS  President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which is being negotiated in Congress this summer, is a historic opportunity to build a thriving, just, and equitable clean energy economy, finally putting the U.S. on the path to fight climate change with the ambition, scale, and commitment to justice that we need. The American Jobs…

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  • Juneteenth – Lessons for Environmental Justice

    Janie Scott, Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Manager, Georgia-WAND Tim Judson, Executive Director, NIRS This week we commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the struggle for Black liberation in the US. Yesterday, Congress and President Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. It is so named for the date—June 19th, 1865—when word of their liberation…

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  • Exelon Sees No Future in Nuclear Power — Why Should Anyone Else?

    The largest nuclear power company in the country is ready to cash out.  Exelon Corp. owns 23 operating reactors across five states, as well as five closed reactors. It is also the largest utility company in the nation, with over 10 million customers across 6 states and Washington, DC. But in February, Exelon announced that…

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  • The Legacy of George Floyd: For Racial Justice, We Must Work for Systemic Change

    NIRS honors the life and loved ones of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer one year ago today. On this memorial, we also remember the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on its 100th anniversary (May 31-June 1), when a white mob attacked the thriving Black neighborhood of Greenwood, burning down and bombing…

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    Ohio Ends Nuclear Bailout Scheme: Here’s What it Means

    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill repealing the state’s $1.1 billion nuclear bailout yesterday. Ohioans have been fighting to stop and then repeal the bailout law (HB6), since 2019. Their struggle goes back even further, to 2014, when FirstEnergy launched into a series of four other failed nuclear and coal bailout schemes. It took…

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  • “No More Bailouts” – Statement on Exelon Nuclear Spinoff Plan

    MEDIA ALERT / STATEMENT / SOURCE OFFER Contact:  Stephen Kent,, 914-589-5988 Independent Expert Sources on Planned Exelon Break-up Warn of Safety Risks and a Grab for More Subsidies Below are two short statements by independent experts from nuclear industry watchdog groups commenting on Exelon’s announcement that it intends to split into two companies. These…

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  • The only thing you get by sitting on the fence is splinters.

    Time to get off the fence on nuclear

    Last week, we published a blog about a new study by researchers at the University of Sussex that shows nuclear power is no solution to the climate crisis, and that it is actually keeping countries from making the steep reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions we need to keep the world livable. This study has…

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  • Indigenous Peoples' Day commemoration

    Resisting nuclear colonialism on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    The resistance of Indigenous peoples and their allies has created greater awareness about abuses and injustices that have been perpetrated against Native peoples since European empires colonized their lands. This is one of the reasons why NIRS commemorates this day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. As an anti-nuclear organization, we take Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an…

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  • Wind turbine and solar panels.

    Nuclear doesn’t help with climate or play well with renewables

    We’ve known for a long time that nuclear energy is a false solution to climate change. Not only are the health and environmental impacts of nuclear intolerable, but nuclear also gobbles up investments we should be making on clean and safe renewable energy. Now, a new study by researchers at the University of Sussex in…

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  • Trinity nuclear test

    Anniversaries: Remember and Take Action

    This week is the 75th anniversary of the first uses of nuclear weapons in warfare: the atomic bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, and of Nagasaki on August 9. The horrific suffering and loss of life continue to this day, even as the numbers of survivors—the Hibakusha—who lived to testify to the reality of nuclear…

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