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faction of the green party. We will not sit on our hands while
thousands of tons of carbon and green house gasses are pumped into the
air daily. We are willing to expand ideology to meet reality. Join us
for a brighter future.
Seven Key Values
1.) Grassroots Democracy
Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their
lives; no one should be subject to the will of another. Therefore we
will work to increase public participation at every level of government
and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to
the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of
political organizations that expand the process of participatory
democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making
2.) Ecological Wisdom
Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of
nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological
balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our
communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that
utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit
and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we
must have agricultural practices that replenish the soil; move to an
energy efficient economy; and live in ways that respect the integrity
of natural systems. Wisdom and ideology are often in conflict. When
faced with Ecological evils we will always choose the lesser of the
two. We realize delay in making coherent decisions perpetuates bad
3.) Social Justice and Equal Opportunity
All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally
from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must
consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at
large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and
heterosexism, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment
and equal justice under the law. This key is self evident and covers
two keys in previous green party publications. It recognizes all people
as equal and assures equal opportunity and treatment to all.
It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to our current
patterns of violence at all levels, from the family and the streets, to
nations and the world. We will work to demilitarize our society and
eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the
intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense
and the defense of others who are in helpless situations. We promote
nonviolent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we
disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community
and global peace.
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic
injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we
support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions
away from a system that is controlled by and mostly benefits the
powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system.
Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual
and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all
citizens. This endeavor will not be obstructionist to any extent
possible and will support commerce and economic well being of the
6.) Personal and Global responsibility
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well being
and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social
harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world
to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.
Nuclear power will replace fossil fuel plants as rapidly as possible.
This is in an effort to prevent further deterioration of the ozone
layer and to minimize greenhouse gasses and smog in the global air we
7.) Future Focus and Sustainability
Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We
seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or
"unmaking" all waste we create, while developing a sustainable
economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival. We
must counter-balance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that
economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are
responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our
actions. Our overall goal is not merely to survive, but to share lives
that are truly worth living. We believe the quality of our individual
lives is enriched by the quality of all of our lives. We encourage
everyone to see the dignity and intrinsic worth in all of life, and to
take the time to understand and appreciate themselves, their community
and the magnificent beauty of this world. To that end nuclear fuel will
be stored in the Yucca Mountain Facility where it can remain save for 1
million years. As technology presents itself to safely and efficiently
reprocess this fuel it will be processed and reused until it is inert
Green Party for Nuclear Power Agenda
Like the Green Party our agenda encompasses the entire human
We support true equality for every person. Every person has an equal
set of rights and an equal set of opportunity and can not be
discriminated against for any reason. We will not dignify the
differences in human beings as they have no bearing on a humans worth.
People will not be categorized by Race, Sex, Religion, Sexual
Orientation or age. Doing so creates separatism and inequality. We can
not truly be equals if we continue the practice of class by
Grass Roots Democracy supported by citizens and not special interest is
the goal. Eliminating corporate sponsorship of candidates is at the
core of this movement. All contribution for political candidates would
be made by the people that they wish to represent. Government
sponsorship of any candidate would only occur after sufficient grass
roots support has been established. No Candidate or Party will be
allowed to accept a contribution from any one donor in excess of $100
or 0.5% of total contributions which ever is more in local elections,
0.025% in state and 0.0025% in federal elections. No candidate will
accept any donation from corporate or other business entities.
Fossil fuel power plants will be shut down as soon as their production
can safely be replaced by Nuclear or other alternate, no or low
pollution alternates. There is a 15 year time table on this project.
All aspects of production of each type of power generation will be
discussed. Tax breaks, grants and incentives will be established to
promote personal production of wind and solar power. Tax breaks, grants
and incentives will be established for the production of co-operative
nuclear power plants.
Our agenda is to make the choice in every case that promotes human
dignity and sustaining the planet for future generations to enjoy as we
We the Green Party for Nuclear Power do place our largest ecological
emphasis on reduction of green house gasses. It is quite clear that
this is the number one ecological catastrophe facing us as a planet of
living things. In the time that mankind has gone from the first coal
powered transportation and electrical generation in the late 1800 to
present, less then 150 years, we have done more damage then in the
previous 30,000 years. Be afraid of nuclear power treat it with respect
but understand that it is the only ecologically sound answer for our
power hungry nation.
Electrification of 95% of all transportation by 2020 is also an agenda
goal of the Green Party for Nuclear Power. Grids need to be improved
tocarry electric power to an expanded rail system. Rail spurs to any
population center of over 50,000 will be deployed to utilize electric
power for transportation of goods and food stuffs. End point delivery
will be accomplished by use of plug in electric rechargeable trucks.
Hybrid operation will be allowed for longer deliveries.
This study shows that even in a high output uranium mine with long
extinct extraction methods that groundwater is affected for only a one
mile radius of the mine. This mine was active from 1955-1957. A
remediation program is estimated to have the ground water within EPA
standards by 2013
This study shows that mining need not increase, but actually decrease
radioactive isotopes in groundwater. This is a June 2003 article and
gives detailed of current situ leach methods of uranium extraction.
This method does not require strip mining or dust.
This is a somewhat disturbing article from the EPA it deals with
elevated metals levels in the surrounding ponds and surface drainage
more then with Uranium or radioactive radionuclides. This was a strip
mine with a processing center some miles away and does not represent
modern mining process.
Carelessly mined Eastern European Uranium exposes potential hazardous
mining practice. No US or Canadian mine was ever planned this poorly.
Forward thinking Canadians have developed a non strip mine, concrete
bowl, containment method that actually improves on Mother Nature for
leaching into ground water. Read this report and see how.