Thursday, May 15, 2008

Edwards Endorses Obama

With anti-nuclear energy John Edwards now endorsing Barack Obama, I can only hope that this means the party will move in a Green, environmentally friendly way as much as possible, without being too gungho about nuclear energy or coal, neither of which are as clean and safe as the industries are claiming as of late.

Think of how long it took for industries to admit that cigarettes cause cancer in some smokers, or that mercury-derived thimerosal in vaccines caused autism in some children. Are we willing to risk our families' health and deal with any connection between illnesses 30, 40, 50 years down the line and dangerous energy alternatives to be written off as inconclusive?

Visit Friends of the Earth, www.foe.org.

Stop the push for loan guarantees to build new nuclear power stations in the US: Don't Buy the Nuclear Lie

Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive: The Truth About Nuclear Power
"Contrary to the claims of its proponents, nuclear power is not only tremendously expensive, but also very dirty and highly dangerous -- producing thousands of tons of long-lived radioactive waste each year, for which there exists no permanent storage facility". Physicians for Social Responsibility (http://www.psr.org)

Code Black: Coal's Assault On America's Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility (http://www.psr.org)