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Marylanders, Help Stop the New Calvert Cliffs Nuke Plant
April 16, 2010, 12:16 am
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April 15, 2010

Dear fellow Marylanders,

Last week we sent you an Alert warning that Sens. Kerry, Graham and Lieberman will soon introduce their climate bill, and that all signs indicate it will be a bonanza for dirty nuclear, oil and coal interests while offering little in the way of actual climate solutions.

We asked you to send a letter to your Senators urging them to oppose nuclear subsidies–and support for other polluting industries–in the climate bill.

And many of you did just that! Some 120 letters have gone in to Sens. Cardin and Mikulski over the past week. That’s pretty good. Thank you to everyone who has sent a letter.

But Maryland is a bigger state than that, and we can do much better than 120 letters. Let’s triple that number by Monday!

If you haven’t sent a letter in yet, please do so now here.

If you already have sent a letter, please ask a couple of friends and family members to do so now. Just send them this link:  http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2255

If you are part of an organization, please be sure everyone on your organization’s list has the opportunity to send in their letters too.

And if you want to send another letter of your own, we won’t discourage you; but please do edit the sample letter so you don’t send the same one twice.

We’ll be taking more steps once the details of the bill are known, but for now we need to make sure our opposition is clear. After all, the last thing we want to see are Sens. Cardin and Mikulski standing behind Kerry, Graham and Lieberman when this bill is released, which Sen. Kerry now says will be sometime next week.

We need climate solutions , not more taxpayer money wasted on nuclear power, not more offshore oil drilling, not more support for the illusion of “clean coal.” We can’t afford an energy industry bailout that would set our nation in the wrong direction for decades. We need to get this right.

So please act today. And, if you can, please support my 25th anniversary outreach and mobilization fund with a donation of whatever you can afford, so we can get our message out to more and more people. We can win this battle, if we all act together.

Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service


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