Policy Watch2021-06-15T15:34:23-07:00

Policy Watch

Selected Policies & Regulations SF Bay PSR has supported or opposed, mostly in California. To read more about our joint efforts with PSR National on Anti-Nuclear issues, please see our newsletters, Nuclear Weapons Abolition page, and visit PSR National’s website here.

THANK YOU to ALL the organizations that led advocacy efforts, and to all who signed, wrote, called, and made public comments to advocate for the many environment and health related bills in California this year. Many bills have died in committee, but we are resilient and will carry on with our advocacy efforts and work to reincarnate and support bills for the next session.

SF Chronicle: For environmentalists, California’s Legislature has been ‘a bloodbath’ this year

Special thanks to SF Bay PSR intern, Daisy Valdivieso, for her work tracking and researching policies.

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. While fuel for all nuclear reactors is dangerous, the fuel for the proposed VTR is especially concerning. In addition to uranium, plutonium would also be required to fuel the reactor. The proposed use of plutonium presents typical risks of contamination and hazardous waste, but also the additional danger of nuclear proliferation and the threat of terrorism. Plutonium is a key component of nuclear bombs, and its proposed use as fuel for the VTR will set a dangerous precedent for the nuclear energy industry in the future. READ MORE …

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office ...

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