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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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Friends:  Below is an alert we have received regarding the Price Anderson
Act renewal -- like FAR too many items associated with energy these days it
appears that there is an effort to hide behind the thin veil of national
security to avoid actually allowing the PUBLIC to know about and participate
in a debate that effects all of us in many ways.  PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT
YOUR MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO ASK HIM/HER TO DEMAND TIME FOR
DEBATE!!!  This relates to Michigan in large part because of the several
nuke plants on the Great Lakes our state is home to -- AW


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CALL FOR HONEST DEBATE ON TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES FOR NUCLEAR POWER

Congress is due to vote tomorrow on whether to reauthorize the
Price-Anderson Act, which is the federal government's subsidy program for
the nuclear power industry. The nuclear industry's friends in
Congress are attempting to rush the bill through the House TOMORROW,
November 27, by putting it on the suspension calendar, which does not allow
amendments to the Act and limits debate to 40 minutes. This legislation is
extremely controversial and needs full debate before it is taken up by the
House. 145 votes against the bill are necessary to return it to the normal
legislative process where amendments would be allowed.

Contact your House Representative in Congress and urge him/her to oppose
H.R. 2983 on the Suspension Calendar.

Phone (202) 224-3121 (Capitol Switchboard) or find additional contact
information for your Representative at www.house.gov.



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