NEIS ACTION ALERT – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED! Uphold Governor Pritzker’s veto on SB76, in order to preserve Illinois’s decades-long moratorium against new atomic reactors
From: David Kraft <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 12:22 PM
Subject: NEIS ACTION ALERT – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED! — uphold Governor Pritzker’s veto on SB76
To: David Kraft <[email protected]>
NEIS ACTION ALERT – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!
NEIS CONTINUES THE FIGHT AGAINST NEW ILLINOIS REACTORS!
Urge Legislators to uphold Governor Pritzker’s veto on SB76
Oppose SB2591 if it is introduced
Greetings All –
The Fall Legislative Veto Session begins this week Tuesday. Sessions run from Oct. 24-27; and Nov. 7-9. The Legislature will be voting on legislation that could result in more new nuclear reactors in Illinois and thwart the renewable energy goals of CEJA [Climate and Equitable Jobs Act] – unless you stop them!
The Legislature may attempt to override Gov. Pritzker’s veto of SB76, a bill proposed by pro-nuclear forces to repeal Illinois’ nuclear construction moratorium, and promote building new “small modular nuclear reactors” (SMNRs) or “advanced” reactors – in Illinois.
As an “insurance” policy, in case the veto-override fails, Sen. Sue Rezin (R.38) has introduced SB2591, a bill identical to her failed pro-nuclear legislation in the Spring, that explicitly calls for the State to promote SMNRs.
Safe-energy and environmental activists need to contact their legislators, and call on them to oppose both of these renewables-killing plans.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: PLENTY — BUT IS MUST BE DONE SOON!!
1.) Contact your state Senator and Rep ASAP, urging him/her to 1.) vote against the SB76 veto repeal, and 2.) oppose SB2591 if and when it comes up. Find yours and get contact info by clicking this link, and following the instructions. Be polite, but assertive: Let them know that Illinois energy future extremely important to you, that you don’t want nuclear to be a part of it.
2.) Deluge Governor Pritzker’s Comments page on his website, letting him know that you do not want more nuclear plants in Illinois’ energy future; and to support renewables, efficiency, energy storage and improved transmission instead.
3.) Download the petition, get it filled out, and return to NEIS ASAP, either by mail, or scanned e-mail. We need the results for a press event we will schedule.
4.) Write short letters to the editors and leave comments on articles you see about SMNRs TODAY: Contact your local papers, and put in a short, 2-3 line let-ed in opposition to more reactors and radioactive waste in Illinois. (use background materials from previous Action Alerts, and here as you need to).
Thanks in advance for your efforts. We can win this one, but only if we are as relentless as the nuclear industry.
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