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Mayor Sam Adams
US Conference of Mayors agrees: Corporations not people, money is not speech, and new nuclear waste should not go to Hanford.
Submitted by DavidDelk on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 22:11
Portland Mayor Sam Adams went to the annual US Conference of Mayors gathering last week, introduced 4 resolutions, and all four passed unanimously!
One of those was titled: ESTABLISH AS A POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS THAT CORPORATIONS SHOULD NOT RECEIVE THE SAME LEGAL RIGHTS AS NATURAL PERSONS DO, THAT MONEY IS NOT SPEECH AND THAT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES SHOULD BE REGULATED
Read the full resolution here.
The second resolution advocated for on-site treatment of radioactive waste where it is produced instead of shipping it elsewhere, especially Hanford. It was titled: REQUIRE THAT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOCUS ON THE TREATMENT AND STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE ON-SITE WHERE APPROPRIATE TO MITIGATE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS OF TRANSPORTING LOW, HIGH AND MIXED LEVEL WASTE TO OFFSITE TREATMENT FACILITIES.
Read this full resolution here.
Read the blogposting by Mayor Adams here and take a minute to comment, thanking him for his leadership on these matters.
You can read about the other two resolution there as well.