Please send YOUR message to the Public Service Commision

New York can do better WITHOUT nuclear power
The Environmental Justice Taskforce would like to share with you this letter from Tim Judson, Executive Director, Nuclear Information and Resources Service
July 20, 2016
Dear Friends in New York,
Your actions this past week have given New Yorkers nearly an extra week (until Friday) to make our voices heard.
Now we need to send a strong message to the Public Service Commission (PSC) opposing the $7.6 billion nuclear tax.
The PSC is still planning to vote on the bailout on August 1, and we need as many New Yorkers as possible to load the public comment record with as much opposition as possible.
There are so many reasons to oppose this bailout, but what it boils down to is this:
New York would waste 12 years and $7.6 billion of state residents’ money on propping up dirty, dangerous, uneconomical, old reactors–which are going to shutdown anyway–instead of spending that time and money building the clean, green economy we need.
Tell the PSC to drop the nuclear tax, let these dirty, dangerous, old reactors shut down, and double down on the real clean energy solutions.
So why is the PSC doing this? What the commission and Governor Cuomo say is that the state can’t meet its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if nuclear power plants shut down.
That’s bogus. The state has produced not a shred of evidence that that is the case.
In fact, the PSC is relying on an industry-funded report that is so full of holes, you couldn’t play tennis with it. It seems more and more that this is about politics: Exelon’s vast lobbying and PR machine, and two upstate communities desperate to save local jobs and property taxes.
Tell the PSC there is no “nuclear bridge” to clean energy–the only bridge to clean energy is … clean energy!
Here’s the truth: New York can do better WITHOUT nuclear power–preventing nuclear accidents, ending the creation of radioactive waste, reducing carbon emissions faster, creating more jobs, and creating real solutions for nuclear workers and their communities.
No need to spend $7.6 billion bailing out nuclear power. Save energy and make New Yorkers’ lives easier. Build our green economy faster and create more jobs, with more investment in clean energy. And actually help nuclear workers and their communities make the transition.
So please BOTH take action AND get the word out to your friends and social networks TODAY.
Together, we can stop this outrageous nuclear bailout. We will keep you posted on more actions to take in the coming days.
Thanks for all you do!
Tim Judson
Executive Director

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