Tell Congress: Oppose Proposal to Weaken Nuclear OversightTweet
December 17, 2012
When the House passed its version of the latest defense bill in May, it included dangerous rollbacks of oversight of the nation’s nuclear weapons facilities. Luckily, the version of the bill that passed the Senate last week didn’t repeat the House’s mistakes. But the story’s not over yet.
After spending nearly a year in Congress, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 will likely be finalized next week, CQ reported yesterday.
Recent breakdowns in security at nuclear weapons facilities show that the nation’s nuclear weapons complex needs more, not less oversight. The House’s version of the bill would dangerously weaken worker safety standards, as well as oversight by a federal advisory board, leaving nuclear workers and the American public at risk.
But you can help. Learn more here and tell your members of Congress that cutting corners on nuclear safety and security is simply unacceptable.
Mia Steinle is an investigator for the Project On Government Oversight and the civil society coordinator for the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Her work focuses on government management of the oil, gas, and mining industries.
Topics: National Security
Authors: Mia Steinle
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