NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY: TAKE ACTION
TELL PRESIDENT CLINTON NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT A SOLUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING
OCTOBER 5, 2000
CALL 202-456-1782 OR FAX 202-456-1736
The nuclear power industry is trying to gain access to yet another subsidy and the U.S. is poised to support them in upcoming international negotiations. By falsely claiming that nuclear power is needed to address global climate change, the industry hopes to construct and operate new reactors all over the world. The industry wants to use a pollution trading credit scheme in the current Kyoto climate change agreement to offset nuclear energy’s oppressive construction costs. A climate change meeting, called Conference of the Parties (COP) 6, will be held Nov. 13-24, in The Hague, Netherlands. During this meeting, a decision could be made to include nuclear power in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Climate Agreement—something we must not allow to happen. Unfortunately, the Clinton/Gore Administration is not only willing to include nuclear power, but to allow it equal status and credits with renewable energy. Including nuclear in the CDM would bring new money and legitimacy to an industry that has proven itself unworthy and we could see a world-wide resurgence of nuclear power at the expense of sustainable alternatives.
For more in-depth background information go to: www.nirs.org; or call Cindy Folkers, at NIRS, 202-328-0002. 9/28/00.