Keep America’s Nuclear Power Plants Working For US

From: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/keep-americas-nuclear-power-plants-working-us

“America’s nuclear energy plants are a vital asset providing reliable, carbon-free electricity to tens of millions of households and businesses around the country. Nuclear energy plants supply nearly 20 percent of America’s electricity—and 63 percent of the nation’s carbon-free electricity.

Despite their value, a combination of factors place these plants in economic jeopardy. As a result, a half dozen of the 100 in the nation will close in the coming years to be replaced by natural gas.

Respectfully request that the federal government institute policies that recognize the special and unique benefits of nuclear power. The federal government regulates their licensing and operation, but leaves it to the individual states to determine the value of their carbon neutral electricity.”

Click here to help: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/keep-americas-nuclear-power-plants-working-us

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