Trillion Dollar Trainwreck
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability has published a new report as Congress begins debating the FY2017 budget, which contains significant increases for nuclear weapon programs. Trillion Dollar Trainwreck highlights Life Extension Programs, proposed new production facilities, and other projects at Department of Energy (DOE) sites. Most of them are completely unnecessary for national security. All of them are mismanaged, behind schedule, and wildly over budget. Download a pdf of the report.
Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs in Livermore, CA, and co-author of the report, spoke about it on Democracy Now on April 13. The two videos of her appearance are below.
DC Days 2016: April 18-20
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's 28th Annual DC Days took place from April 18-20, 2016. Over 60 activists, from newcomers to experienced hands, held over 80 meetings with congressional and executive branch offices. In addition to key Senate and House offices that ANA members - as constituents - can uniquely access, the Alliance targeted the key Armed Services and Appropriations Committees and the congressionally-chartered Government Accountability Office and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Executive branch meetings included the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the State Department, the EPA, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Office of Management and Budget, often with their senior leadership.
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