SUPPORT: “NO FIRST USE” Nuclear Policy Adoption

PSR Supports “NO FIRST USE” Physicians for Social Responsibility salutes Senator Warren and Representative Smith for their leadership on this issue. Statement by Jeff Carter, PSR National Executive Director: “On April 15, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Adam Smith reintroduced a simple, but profoundly important piece of legislation that, if passed, would make the world ...

SUPPORT: “NO FIRST USE” Nuclear Policy Adoption2021-05-13T15:14:25-07:00

SUPPORTED: Win Without War and Public Citizen letter

SUPPORTED: Win Without War and Public Citizen letter In opposition to Biden Administration’s proposed increases to the Pentagon budget, PSR signed on to Public Citizen's letter, and the letter received coverage in Politico: Fresh Appeal to Cut the Pentagon Budget. April 2021

SUPPORTED: Win Without War and Public Citizen letter2021-05-13T15:16:00-07:00

SUPPORT: Various policy proposals to Cut Pentagon Spending

Cut Pentagon Spending In March, Representatives Barbara Lee, Marc Pocan, and Jacob Auchincloss sent a letter from Congress to President Biden, urging that his first budget request to Congress include a REDUCED Pentagon budget. The letter states that “Hundreds of billions of dollars now directed to the military would have greater return if invested in ...

SUPPORT: Various policy proposals to Cut Pentagon Spending2021-05-13T15:17:04-07:00

SUPPORT: Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act (ICBM) (Senate: S.982. House: H.R.2227)

Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act (ICBM) (Senate: S.982. House: H.R.2227) Representative Ro Khanna and Senator Ed Markey are working together to introduce this new ICBM Act, which aligns with our Back from the Brink campaign’s call to “cancel enhanced nuclear weapons.” The legislation would essentially redirect funds from destabilizing new weapons systems (such as ...

SUPPORT: Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act (ICBM) (Senate: S.982. House: H.R.2227)2021-05-13T15:17:42-07:00

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal.

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal. SF Bay PSR joined PSR-LA, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and collectively we were able to push the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to drop the plan to deregulate radioactive waste disposal. December 2020. READ MORE … https://www.peer.org/nrc-drops-plan-to-deregulate-rad-waste-disposal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b60f8470-292f-4536-8435-f18849046cc3      

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal.2021-02-23T12:11:01-08:00

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 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 ...

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 …2021-02-23T12:07:43-08:00

SUCCESS! United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force

The world celebrated on January 22, 2021, when the United Nation's Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went into force—more than 75 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The countries that have joined the Treaty are bound to adhere to the treaty’s prohibitions and implement its obligations. The treaty’s normative impact will ...

SUCCESS! United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force2021-01-28T11:40:04-08:00

PASSED!!! San Francisco unanimously voted embrace the UN Treaty on Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons

BRAVO! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously PASSED a Resolution urging renunciation of nuclear weapons proliferation, actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals, and embracing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This resolution embraces the five point of the Back from the Brink Campaign. 12-8-20 Peskin ...

PASSED!!! San Francisco unanimously voted embrace the UN Treaty on Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons2021-01-15T09:55:10-08:00

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal

SF Bay PSR joined PSR-LA, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and collectively we were able to push the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to drop the plan to deregulate radioactive waste disposal. See more details and links below. For Immediate Release:  Friday, December 18, 2020 Contact:  Jeff Ruch (PEER) (510) 213-7028; ...

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal2021-01-04T16:54:19-08:00

OPPOSED: Signed letter against the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act, S. 4897

S. 4897 would expand uranium mining and provide subsidies and bailout the nuclear energy industry. We write in opposition to S. 4897, the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020, which is scheduled for mark-up on December 2, 2020. The provisions in this bill would misdirect vital government, financial, and industrial resources to an uneconomical, environmentally ...

OPPOSED: Signed letter against the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act, S. 48972020-12-02T14:27:05-08:00
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