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President Obama, Secretary Moniz: Stop taxpayer loan for Georgia reactors!

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February 2, 2014

Nearly four years ago--in February 2010--President Obama announced that the Department of Energy would make an $8.3 Billion taxpayer loan to Southern Company and its partners for construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle site in Georgia.

That loan still has not been granted. Why? Because the utilities want a sweetheart deal that would put all the risk on the taxpayers. And the White House's Office of Management and Budget has refused to go along.

The deadline to complete this loan has been extended numerous times and is now this Friday, January 31, 2014 has been extended yet again (for the 7th time!) until the end of February. Even if you've acted before, please raise your voice again now.

It's time for the Department of Energy to withdraw this loan offer. Please tell Energy Secretary Moniz to stop this loan now.

To make sure Washington hears us, your letter will also go to President Obama, the DOE's loan guarantee office, and your members of Congress.

You may get some inspiration from this op-ed published January 21 from veteran energy journalist Kennedy Maize. Why should U.S. taxpayers subsidize electricity rates for ratepayers of a few Georgia municipal utilities? He doesn't get it. Neither do we. Act now.

As usual, you can edit the sample letter to reflect your own concerns. Please help organize and mobilize by using the icons on the top right to share this page before sending your letter. By telling your friends and colleagues about this action page, and posting it on your Facebook/Twitter or other social network pages, you are expanding our outreach and making a real difference. Thank you!

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