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The Snake River Alliance Education Fund Inc.

Idaho's Nuclear Watchdog and Advocate for Clean Energy

aka Snake River Alliance

Boise, ID


The Snake River Alliance serves as Idaho's grassroots nuclear watchdog and advocate for clean energy. We raise community awareness about the dangers of nuclear waste, weapons and power while working to identify and promote sustainable alternatives. We do our work through advocacy, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing.

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Executive director

Ms. Wendy Wilson

Main Address

PO Box 1731

Boise, ID 83701 USA


community organizing, clean energy, clean water, climate justice, solar, government accountability, Idaho, waste, contamination, water, oversight, downwinders, low-income, Idaho National Laboratory





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The problems we are addressing are 1) climate change, and 2) reducing the threat of nuclear contamination. America's experience with civilian nuclear technology began in Idaho under the "Atoms for Peace" program which first demonstrated the use of nuclear fission for electric generation. Idaho now has significant nuclear contamination and an ongoing Superfund clean up program at the Idaho National Laboratory. Fossil fuel technologies also had a huge impact on our environment and people. The Snake River Alliance is working towards 100% safe, clean and renewable energy for Idaho and the world. The Snake River Alliance watchdogs activities of the Department of Energy and the State of Idaho regarding nuclear waste clean up and safe long term containment of nuclear materials. The Alliance also organizes programs to support energy conservation, renewable energy and to grow sustainable energy.

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Climate & Clean Energy

Solarize the Valley

Dont Waste Idaho

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Stop nuclear contamination of the Snake River Plain Aquifer and clean-up the existing nuclear waste at the Idaho National Laboratory. Facilitate the transition to a 100% carbon and nuclear free energy future in Idaho. Support environmental justice and personal actions that support sustainable lifestyles

Education -- we are a watchdog, educating the public through speaking engagements, art exhibits, publications, and online materials.

Collaboration -- we work with other citizen groups, shareholders, utility leaders and public servants on common goals.

Public Participation -- we represent the public and affected communities in regulatory and government proceedings.

Citizen Engagement -- we organize and empower citizens to take action.

The Alliance has 4 professional staff in two offices (Boise and Pocatello) and a 12-person volunteer board of directors. We develop online resources, printed newsletters, issue-alerts and educational materials. We have a membership base of over 1,000 individuals and over 100 volunteers.

- Educate the public about the existence of nuclear contamination in Idaho and beyond.
- Help launch community-solar projects to meet the needs of low-income energy customers.
- Eliminate coal-fired power production in the portfolios of Idaho's 3 major energy utilities.
- Establish regional power planning goals to meet all projected electrical load-growth with energy efficiency and renewable resources.
- Stop proposed shipments of commercial spent nuclear fuel to the INL.
- Assure government clean-up of existing nuclear contamination at INL.

We have stopped misguided programs such as the injection of nuclear waste into our aquifer, nuclear weapons production facilities and blocked nuclear waste from coming into the state in violation of Idaho's 1995 Nuclear Waste Agreement. We have coordinated many public education campaigns to educate citizens, advocated for policy changes with elected representatives and organized people living in the most affected rural communities. No one wants their water polluted or their children's future compromised. To reach a wider public we use nontraditional strategies such as public art shows, in-school programs and direct hands-on solarization projects to change public opinion and local politics.

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The Snake River Alliance Education Fund Inc.

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