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New Yorkers pay $40 million every month that winds up as handouts to Exelon, one of the largest corporations in the country. The handouts keep four aging and dangerous nuclear reactors on the shores of Lake Ontario operating. The reactors are old and are no longer economically viable. This is money that you are already paying on your electricity bill as a hidden charge.  This is in the cost per kilowatt hours. This is money that could go to fight climate change with clean and green generation, efficiency and conservation. 

We are challenging this in court now and we need your help! This initial fundraising step is $5,000, which we need to meet now. 

Governor Cuomo's appointees to the Public Service Commission awarded Exelon this huge handout two years ago and we have been in court trying to prevent it ever since.   Unless we stop this bailout, New Yorkers will be forced to spend approximately $7.6 billion in subsidies over the next 11 years – three times more than the state will spend on renewable energy – while Exelon shareholders reap profits and the reactors continue to generate hundreds of tons of nuclear waste, for which there is no safe disposal. 

Taking on the NYS Public Service Commission in court - the first hurdle won!
When the Public Service Commission circumvented the law for proper public comment we took them to court.  The New York State Supreme Court ruled in our favor in an Article 78 proceeding that our case to repeal the handouts could go forward because their decision was arbitrary and capricious. This was despite Exelon and Entergy's big legal spending and New York State deceptively positioning nuclear power as part of the "Clean Energy Standard," alongside solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy sources. There is nothing “clean” about nuclear power. From uranium mining to generating nuclear waste and every step in between, nuclear power is dirty, dangerous, expensive energy. That's why they can't make it in the free market that we have for electricity. For more information, see our website: 

We are the change we need - for our climate. 
Repealing New York’s nuclear handout is a chance not only to close old, dirty and dangerous reactors – and to prevent more bailouts in other states. If we win here, it will show people everywhere that nuclear subsidies can be challenged in court and defeated. Nuclear corporations have used the New York model to push Illinois and Connecticut, New Jersey for subsidies, and they are now moving on to Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states.

Join us in this groundbreaking case.
Any donation supports our efforts fighting against New York State and the two largest nuclear companies in the United States: Exelon and Entergy. Whether you donate $5 a month, or a one-time donation of whatever you can afford, your support is critical.  Add your voice to the forward momentum of the case now!  We have to keep going and cannot do this alone.

If would you like a write a check or as a tax deduction, please go to this LINK .

Thank you! We look forward to posting more updates soon!


  • Jerry Ravnitzky
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Stop the Bailout Fundraising
Peekskill, NY
Kenneth Okin

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