As a result of an abundance of affordable natural gas Pennsylvania has one of the most competitive, low-priced energy markets in the country benefiting consumers across the Commonwealth. Uncompetitive nuclear energy companies, owned by out of state corporations like Exelon, are calling on the government -- and taxpayers -- for a bailout.
Citizens Against Nuclear Bailouts is a coalition of Pennsylvania citizen groups, associations, businesses and industry leaders who stand united to oppose this bailout.
Why should you stand with us? The funding for nuclear bailouts will come from the pockets of hardworking Pennsylvania families and job creating businesses. The free market system has thrived on competition, which has driven down energy costs and allowed consumers to benefit from low natural gas prices. The nuclear industry wants to change that in the name of more profits.
The demand for expensive nuclear power is continually declining as cleaner, more affordable methods of power generation — like natural gas, wind and solar — fill the void. A bailout for nuclear power plants will drive up your rates, potentially leaving eastern U.S. consumers on the hook for as much as $3.9 billion in higher power bills.
We want to protect not just your tax dollars, but also our environment. We should be working to reduce our decaying stored nuclear waste, not giving the nuclear industry a bailout to add to it.
Know that you do not stand alone! At least 62 percent of Pennsylvania voters oppose a nuclear industry bailout, according to a recent poll.
Sign up and send this petition to a legislator today to pledge your support of taxpayers' rights and clean, affordable energy. Together, we can nuke the bailout.
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