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Nuclear

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. opposing nuclear reactors. We must move beyond this dangerous and dirty technology to the clean renewable energy and efficiency technologies of the 21st century.

Friends of the Earth’s nuclear campaign works to reduce risks for people and the environment by supporting efforts to close existing nuclear reactors and fighting proposals to design and build new ones.


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Energy extenders exclude dirty nuclear bailout

While we applaud the House for its climate leadership, we look now to the Senate to follow suit. The Senate must reject this massive nuclear boondoggle.

Groups oppose “massive new subsidy” for nuclear industry in tax extenders

In a letter sent to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, the groups called on Congressional tax writers to oppose an industry-backed proposal to subsidize existing reactors with a new 30 percent tax credit. Specifically, the letter urges that this tax credit be excluded from a potential…

Failing nuclear industry pushing for $23 billion federal bailout

As the nuclear industry lobbies Congress for a bailout, a new analysis commissioned by Friends of the Earth shows that their favored tax proposal would entail massive costs for taxpayers, ratepayers and the climate.

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Nuclear power is not a viable solution for Green New Deal
Nuclear power is not a viable solution for Green New Deal

The Green New Deal resolution is a bold and necessary path forward to tackle the climate crisis. To be successful, it must leave nuclear power behind.

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FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy
FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy

Friends of the Earth is committed to fighting against the Trump Administration’s dangerous, misguided policies on coal and nuclear power.

Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power
Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power

Since Friends of the Earth was founded 40 years ago, we have been the United States’ leading voice opposing nuclear energy and exposing the real dangers of nuclear power plants.

Shutting Down Diablo Canyon
Shutting Down Diablo Canyon

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear reactors. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on our energy future and the need to move beyond this dangerous…

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  • Testimony on V. C. Summer Nuclear Project
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  • The Failure of the Nuclear Gamble in South Carolina
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  • South Carolina Energy Caucus News Release
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