When the FBI comes knocking… or Living in a nation on high alert

Oct 5, 2015 10 Comments ›› orepa

Rather than do my official work, I was writing about gun violence and the recent efforts to pin the rap on mental illness when the doorbell rang. As I opened the door, I imagined the two nice people on the porch wanted to sell me something, maybe their version of religion or, this time of …

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Senator Alexander: Tell the Taxpayer!

Sep 4, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA’s UPF Accountability Project wrote to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to demand accountability for the billions of dollars being spent on the UPF bomb plant in Oak Ridge. The project, with a supposed ceiling of $6.5 billion, will have spent more than $2 billion by the end of the fiscal year without having anything—not even a …

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A National Park for the Bomb?

Aug 28, 2015 2 Comments ›› orepa

The efforts of Senators from nuclear weapons states, particularly Tennessee and New Mexico, resulted in the authorization of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park to memorialize the work of building the first atomic bomb. In July, the Department of Interior, which is responsible for national parks, and the Department of Energy, which is responsible for …

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THINKING ABOUT THE IRAN DEAL—AND ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Aug 24, 2015 9 Comments ›› orepa

Is your email box filling with appeals to you to contact Congress about the Iran deal? Are they telling you we have to have this deal or we’ll have war with Iran? After getting too many of those emails from surprising sources, it seemed worthwhile to step back and look at the big picture and …

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OREPA comments on Environmental Assessment

Jul 29, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

  Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance comments on Environmental Assessment for Emergency Operations Center at Y12 in Oak Ridge.   Says EA relies on outdated data, should be integrated into Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement.   for immediate release 29 July 2015   The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance today submitted comments on the National Nuclear …

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