December 2, 2017,
About this event:
Created by laurie
Cornucopia Bar & Burgers (207 E 5th Ave)
WHAT: Eugene Activist Meetup for a Nuclear-Free Northwest
WHEN: Friday, December 15th, 5:00pm
WHERE: Location TBD (Eugene, OR)
Refreshments will be provided! CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Following the long and devastating legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site near Richland, Washington, the Columbia Generating Station (CGS) is still chugging out spent nuclear fuel to generate electricity, adding to what is already the most contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere. The CGS is the Pacific Northwest’s only remaining nuclear power plant, leftover from a nuclear craze that resulted in, at the time, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history.
There are many good reasons to close the CGS, including:
- It is very expensive
- It poses a safety risk to Columbia River communities
- The environmental injustice of uranium mining and waste disposal.
- Lower rates for Eugene ratepayers! See attached image.
That’s where you come in: Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) buys more of the CGS’s electricity than any other utility in the state of Oregon. That’s why Eugene is uniquely poised to use its voice for good in calling for the end of nuclear power in our region.
How can you help? Join us in Eugene on Friday, December 15th for a grassroots campaign meeting to discuss advocating for a resolution to be passed by EWEB officially opposing nuclear power (check out this precedent set by Seattle City Light). If you have time to spare, we could use your help in the upcoming months in drafting and advocating for the passage of the resolution. If you are a part of an organization, consider endorsing our efforts after we discuss the details.
Any questions? Feel free to reply to my email or give me a call/text message.
Many thanks and please let me know if you can join us on December 15th.