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Stars Against Yucca Dump


The dire nature of the plan to dump 77,000 tons of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, which requires shipping it throughout the US, has raised celebrity attention. Below is an alphabetical list by celebrity/group name (last names first) and links to further information on their fight against the dump. Be sure to also see our Yucca Mountain Music page!

Joan Baez

Alec Baldwin

  • 'M-A-S-H' Star Lobbies Congress - Baldwin and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

  • 'On Yucca Mountain, the Stars Come Out - "It pits the improbable team of former New Hampshire GOP governor Sununu and onetime liberal House Democrat Ferraro against an array of anti-nuke luminaries including Streisand, Martin Sheen, Melissa Gilbert, Tim Robbins, Alec Baldwin, Morgan Freeman and Mike Farrell."

Harry Belafonte

  • 'M-A-S-H' Star Lobbies Congress - Belafonte and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

  • Yucca fight gets lift from celebrities - "Farrell brought a letter signed by 70 other personalities, mostly actors and musicians, including actors Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Edwards, Melissa Gilbert, Danny Glover, Camryn Manheim, Carl and Rob Reiner, Tim Robbins, Bradley Whitford and Farrell's former "M*A*S*H" co-stars Jamie Farr and Loretta Swit. Others on the list: singer and actor Harry Belafonte, singer Barbra Streisand and disc jockey Casey Kasem."

Jackson Browne

  • Performed in the September 30, 1999 "Nevada is Not a Wasteland" concert, a benefit concert for Citizen Alert.

  • Performed in Honor the Earth concert tour in 2000, promoting Native rights and fighting the Yucca dump.

James Cromwell

David Crosby

  • Musicians sound off on Yucca Mountain perils - "Crosby has joined a handful of musicians such as Bonnie Raitt and Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil, plus younger performers such as Ani DiFranco, who are making last-minute efforts to help derail the plan to haul nuclear waste to the Yucca site 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas for permanent disposal."


Ani DiFranco

  • Musicians sound off on Yucca Mountain perils - "Rocker Ani DiFranco has also taken an interest in Yucca, allowing environmental activists to work anti-Yucca information tables at her shows. Activist Susan Alzner of the Citizens Awareness Network, an environmental group in the Northeast, passed out anti-Yucca postcards for fans to sign and send to their senators during DiFranco shows in April in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Providence, R.I. 'Ani feels that people in general have become disconnected from the governmental process and she was excited that people have been engaged on this issue with their local governments and members of Congress,' Alzner said."


Richard Dreyfuss

Anthony Edwards

Shelley Fabares


Jamie Farr

  • Yucca fight gets lift from celebrities - Farr also signed the letter opposing the dump.

  • Jamie Farr, another "M*A*S*H" veteran, and actors James Cromwell and Morgan Freeman have prowled the halls of Congress in search of support.


Mike Farrell

  • 'M-A-S-H' Star Lobbies Congress - Farrell and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

  • "Farrell brought a letter signed by 70 other personalities, mostly actors and musicians, including actors Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Edwards, Melissa Gilbert, Danny Glover, Camryn Manheim, Carl and Rob Reiner, Tim Robbins, Bradley Whitford and Farrell's former "M*A*S*H" co-stars Jamie Farr and Loretta Swit. Others on the list: singer and actor Harry Belafonte, singer Barbra Streisand and disc jockey Casey Kasem."

Morgan Freeman

  • Freeman and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.


Melissa Gilbert

  • Gilbert and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.


Danny Glover

  • Glover and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Indigenous

Indigo Girls

  • Performed in Honor the Earth concert tour in 2000, promoting Native rights and fighting the Yucca dump.

  • "Bush and his energy buddies in the industry and Congress have Yucca on the fast track, the Indigo Girls tell fans on their website. The veteran duo, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, implore fans to contact their senators, and include a sample letter. "Tell your friends, tell everyone you know, write a letter or call your Senator and tell them to stop this dump."

  • 'On Yucca Mountain, the Stars Come Out - "Other popular singers, including the Indigo Girls and Kate Pierson of the B-52's, have performed in opposition to the Yucca project."


Casey Kasem

  • Kasem and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Norman Lear

  • Lear and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.


Camryn Manheim

  • Manheim and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Midnight Oil

  • Midnight Oil and Oregon Activists Condemn Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump as Environmentally Unsafe - "'Mass transport of large amounts of highly dangerous radioactive waste through Oregon is a very dumb idea, dangerous for people and their environment,' Garrett said. 'We oppose it in Australia and we oppose it here. Our fans and the Oregon public deserve a lot better than this harebrained recipe for hell.'"

  • The Band "Midnight Oil" Campaigns With a Concert - "Lead Singer Peter Garrett, 'Putting all nuclear waste in one place and having it run right across the United States is the wrong thing to do.'"

  • Musicians sound off on Yucca Mountain perils - "Among the most vocal anti-Yucca rockers now on tour is Peter Garrett, frontman for the Australian band Midnight Oil, who has urged fans to call their senators and wants to meet personally with several senators, activists said. The band is hanging a banner at shows that reads, 'Atomic trains and trucks through your state? Stop the Yucca Mountain dump. Urgent: calls needed to your U.S. senator.'"

Shawn Mullins

Graham Nash

Performed in the September 30, 1999 "Nevada is Not a Wasteland" concert, a benefit concert for Citizen Alert.

Kate Pierson (B-52's)

  • "Other popular singers, including the Indigo Girls and Kate Pierson of the B-52's, have performed in opposition to the Yucca project."

Paula Poundstone

  • Poundstone and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Bonnie Raitt

  • Performed in the September 30, 1999 "Nevada is Not a Wasteland" concert, a benefit concert for Citizen Alert.

  • Performed in Honor the Earth concert tour in 2000, promoting Native rights and fighting the Yucca dump.

  • Monday, August 17, 1998  Las Vegas Review Journal: Singer Bonnie Raitt has donated a block of tickets to her Sept. 25 concert to benefit Citizen Alert in its efforts to block nuclear waste from coming to Nevada.

    The tickets are for the concert at the Hard Rock Cafe and a private reception after the show.

    Citizen Alert is opposed to the federal government's proposal to store high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
         

  • www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/special/2002/may/30/513513426.html :Raitt, another longtime environmental activist, said Yucca was 'a disaster waiting to happen' during an Earth Day rally in Washington last month aimed at lawmakers. She urged people to call their senators. 'Yucca is in a very active earthquake zone that leaks water like a sieve," Raitt said. "It sits atop a drinking water supply that would become contaminated with radioactivity if waste is buried there.'"

Carl Reiner

  • Reiner and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

    Rob Reiner

  • Reiner and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys)

Musicians sound off on Yucca Mountain perils - "Even Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, who runs an environmental group called Just Within Reach, is reportedly opposed to Yucca. When the topic came up during an episode of ABC's 'Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher' last month, Richardson argued that waste should be left for now in temporary storage at nuclear power plants." 

Tim Robbins

  • Robbins and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.


Martin Sheen

Barbra Streisand

  • Streisand and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Loretta Swit

  • Swit and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.

Bradley Whitford

  • Whitford and other celebrities signed a letter against the dump.



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