This must be deja vu all over again. That’s what I thought when I started hearing all the talk lately about nuclear power plants being “clean” energy and read that there was a clause in the energy bill before Congress that would guarantee loans enabling investors to build new nuclear power plants.
It’s been almost 30 years now since MUSE – Musicians United for Safe Energy – was founded by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall. The Three Mile Island nuclear accident had just happened and the movement that was launched with a series of No Nukes concerts stopped construction of nuclear power plants dead in its tracks. But now it seems like someone is trying to raise the dead.
“One of America’s most critical financial and ecological decisions is now before Congress. The atomic energy industry wants at least $50 billion in loan guarantees for a “new generation” of reactors that have already begun to fail, and that Wall Street won’t finance. If these subsidies pass, scores of new radioactive terror targets, thousands of tons of radioactive waste and untold billions in bad debt could haunt us and our children for a long time to come.
On the brink of winning a green-powered planet, we intend to do all we can to avoid another radioactive dead-end. We hope you will join us.” from “Stealth Nuke Effort Should Be Stopped”
The group’s new music video on their website inspired me to keep on fighting back, one more time: