Tell the Taxpayer rally

Mar 23, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

The only thing worse than government pork is secret government pork. So when we saw the UPF bomb plant would get $575 million dollars in next year’s budget—bringing the total to more than $3 BILLION dollars!—and even then the design for the bomb plant will not be complete—we were outraged. What is that money being …

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The Emancipators

Feb 28, 2016 1 Comment ›› orepa

Almost two hundred years after a determined Quaker named Elihu Embree launched his abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, some other good Tennessee people took up the name and the cause. Their medium was not newsprint but music, their message reaching for the ear and the heart first, rather than the eye and the …

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Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Feb 2, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA submitted comments to the National Park Service at a meeting in Oak Ridge on February 1 to discuss plans for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, a park that will have exhibits in Oak Ridge, TN, Los Alamos, NM, and Richland, WA. Our comments are below.   If you would like to comment, you …

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Alexander replies to OREPA: Thanks for asking

Jan 4, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

In early December, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance sent Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander a four page letter requesting substantive answers to sixteen questions. We numbered them to make it easier for his staff to keep track of their answers.   Our letter was part of a conversation with the Senator initiated by dozens of …

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Tell the Taxpayer wants answers from Alexander

Dec 9, 2015 1 Comment ›› orepa

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee. That means he holds the pursestrings for Department of Energy nuclear weapons programs—so far his committee has doled out more than $2 billion for the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, even though there is no approved …

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