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 unjust and harmful set of technologies. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we must marshal our national resources to address structural inequities and injustices that undermine our safety, health, economic security, and sustainability.
Nuclear Power is Not a Climate Solution: Nuclear energy amplifies and expands the dangers of climate change, and the measures proposed in S. 4897 would not change that basic reality. Nuclear power is too dirty, too dangerous, too expensive, and too slow to address climate change, and it is rooted in environmental injustice and human rights violations.
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