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As part of the near $2 trillion nuclear rearmament program, the Department of Energy (DOE) plans to quadruple production of nuclear bomb core triggers for new warheads. This Tuesday, we’ll talk to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the DOE who are charging the department with failing to the conduct proper environmental assessment of ramped up production in Los Alamos, New Mexico and Savannah River, South Carolina.
Watch to learn more about this important lawsuit, current efforts to halt production on new warheads for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), and demands for oversight hearings on the risks posed by plutonium transportation and storage. CODEPINK will also report back on meetings held with staffers for Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney and Environmental Subcommittee Chair Ro Khanna.
Marylia Kelley is Executive Director of the Livermore-based Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (Tri-Valley CARES), which monitors the activities of the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons complex.
Tom Clements has been the director of Savannah River Site Watch (SRS Watch), a public interest organization in Columbia, South Carolina, since 2014. SRS Watch monitors US Department of Energy management of weapon-usable materials, nuclear weapons production, and clean-up of high-level nuclear waste.
Special Guest: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower and Author, Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Ellsberg, a former CIA analyst, calls for the elimination of ICBM’s, the land-based missiles in the U.S. nuclear triad.
☎️ Call House Oversight and Reform Committee: 202-225-5051
📧 Email Committee Staffers:
My name is _______, I live in zip code______, and I’m active with CODEPINK Congress. I am reaching out to urge the House Oversight and Reform Committee to hold hearings on the dangers of nuclear rearmament, specifically the GBSD, and to recommend the elimination of our land-based nuclear missiles. I ask that the National Security Subcommittee examine the dangers inherent in ICBMs placed on high alert and the Environmental Subcommittee scrutinize the failure of the Department of Energy to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment of transportation and storage risks posed by ramped up plutonium pit production. I hope to hear back from you on a date and time for these hearings. Thank you. If your reps are any of the following, write to them directly: Carolyn Maloney, House Oversight Committee Chair; Ro Khanna, Oversight Environmental Subcommittee Chair; Stephen Lynch, Oversight National Security Chair.
If your rep is on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, send them an email: https://oversight.house.gov/members