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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Urgent Leadership Summit to Save the Nukes! Oct. 22-24

Environmental ProgressFriends--

The future of nuclear energy — our largest source of clean power — is in serious jeopardy, and hardly anything is being done to save it.
America could lose half of its nuclear plants by 2030, and yet lawmakers from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois to Sacramento, California are failing to take action.
We won an exciting victory in New York, but it was temporary and inadequate: there is no plan to replace much less build new nuclear plants.
Thorium and advanced reactors hold great promise but where will they be built if today’s nuclear plants are decommissioned and their sites remediated? Who will want to work and invest in an industry that is in decline and denial?
Enough is enough. Pro-nuclear environmentalists, students, and young nuclear professionals have to take action into our own hands. We must unite to save nuclear at every level: in Washington, in the states, in our plants, in the media, and in our communities.
Join us for a “Save the Nukes!", a national leadership summit October 22 - 24 in Chicago, Illinois co-sponsored by Environmental Progress, American Nuclear Society’s Youth Members Group, Mothers for Nuclear, North American Young Generation of Nuclear, Thorium Energy Alliance, and Nukes Facebook group.  Here's what we have planned so far.
Saturday, October 22
5 pm Registration, Cocktails and Dinner — Dessert Panel: “How Can Illinois Save the Nukes?"
Sunday, October 23
9 - 12 noon: Why Is Nuclear in Crisis? What Is Working to Save Them? What Should We Do? 
12 - 1 Lunch: 
1 - 3: Get Action!
Skills Trainings
3 - 5: Get Organized! Small Group Breakout Sessions
Washington, D.C.
New York
New England
Monday, October 24
Morning -- Meet with Legislators
Noon / Afternoon -- Fight to save Clinton and Quad Cities Nuclear Plants with a March and Direct Action!
Schedule and locations to be announced soon-- mark your calendar and tell your friends.
For more information or if you have questions, shoot me an email.
With hope for the future,
Eric Meyer
Organizing Director

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