|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: |
JULY 20, 2005
CONTACT: Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
Linda Gunter, Director of Media Relations, NIRS, 202-328-0002 ext. 23
Michelle Boyd, Public Citizen, 202-454-5134
Elizabeth Hoffman, U.S. PIRG 202-546-9707 x337
WASHINGTON - July 20 - What: With an imminent final vote on a national energy policy, musicians Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls, actor James Cromwell and Native American political advocates Winona LaDuke and Margene Bullcreek will hold a Capitol Hill press briefing luncheon to express their strong opposition to congressional efforts to resuscitate nuclear power with billions of dollars in federal subsidies. The groups will highlight the dangers and failure of nuclear power by drawing particular attention to pending federal plans to dump 44,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste on Skull Valley Goshute sacred land in Utah. |
When: Monday, July 25th, 11:30 am
Where: Capitol Building Room HC-6. Light lunch will be provided.
Who: Musicians Ani DiFranco, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Erin McKeown, Soni Moreno (Ulali).
Actors James Cromwell and Joan McIntosh.
Native American political advocates Winona LaDuke (Executive Director of Honor the Earth) and Margene Bullcreek (founder of Ohngo Guadedah Devia, Skull Valley Goshute).
Representatives from Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), Public Citizen, U.S. PIRG, Sierra Club will also be in attendance.