November 6, 2010

McGuinty & Hudak want to waste $36,000,000,000 (original title)

Posted in Conservation, Earth Issues, Environment, Justice, Leadership, Our World, Petitions, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out! tagged , , , , , , , at 3:10 pm by CrystalineGoddess

I was emailed this recently by Greenpeace Canada;

Nuclear undermines our clean energy future

Hudak/McGuinty: no more nuke spending; protect consumers with green energy

Take action for clean energy in Ontariogreen energySpending billions on nuclear will block the development of green energy in Ontario. Send a letter to Premier McGuinty and toPC Leader Hudakdemanding they Stop Darlington and invest in green energy.

Take Action

We need your help today.

This morning Greenpeace activists unfurled a huge banner from the flag poles in front of the iconic Ontario Power Generation (OPG) building near Queen’s Park in Toronto. They did this to send a message to Ontario Premier McGuinty and Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak: we don’t want any more mistaken spending on their nuclear plans. The banner reads: “Hudak/McGuinty: Stop Darlington, Protect Consumers.

Help us call on these leaders to adopt electricity plans that would protect consumers from more nuclear cost over-runs. Both Hudak and McGuinty support spending $36 billion dollars on nuclear reactors at the Darlington station. This would add substantially to nuclear debt and undermine their claims they are concerned about rising electricity bills.

Send an email to Premier McGuinty and PC leader Hudakdemanding they Stop Darlington and invest in green energy.

Dozens of Greenpeace activists are supporting the action this morning. They have dumped a hundred money bags filled with $36 billion dollar bills to dramatize the costs of the nuclear mistake Hudak and McGuinty are ready to make. They have set up a 12-foot radioactive waste barrel, symbolizing the significant but undocumented costs of long-term storage of nuclear waste which will add further to the high costs of nuclear electricity.

We are asking for your help to Stop Darlington. Join in the fight for green energy. Spending billions on nuclear will block the development of green energy in Ontario.

Send Premier McGuinty an email demanding that he Stop Darlington and invest in green energy.

Send PC leader Hudak an email demanding that he Stop Darlington and invest in green energy.

Spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.

Learn more:

Watch this video on why we don’t need and can’t afford new reactors at Darlington.

Read this report by Greenpeace and the Pembina Institute on how green energy would be cheaper than new reactors at Darlington.

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