The University of Texas and Lockheed Martin Team Bidding for the Management of Los Alamos National Laboratory


Participating Private
Defense Contractors


Network for Education and
Research in Science
and Technology, L.L.C.

The 33 Consortium Institutions

  • Arizona State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University System
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M System
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado System
  • University of Florida
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Utah
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • The University of Texas System
    • UT - Arlington
    • UT - Austin
    • UT - Brownsville
    • UT - Dallas
    • UT - El Paso
    • UT - Pan American
    • UT of the Permian Basin
    • UT - San Antonio
    • UT - Tyler
    • UT - Southwestern
      Medical Center at Dallas
    • UT - Medical Branch
      at Galveston
    • UT - Health Science
      Center at Houston
    • UT - Health Science
      Center at San Antonio
    • UT - M. D. Anderson
      Cancer Center
    • UT - Health Center at
      Tyler

October 2005


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Introduction   Mission   The Private Contractors   Misconduct and Alleged Misconduct   Two Cases Studies   Profiting from Disaster?   Conclusions   Contacts 


Introduction

The University of Texas System has joined forces with the Lockheed Martin Corporation to form a limited liability partnership, titled the "Los Alamos Alliance," to bid for the management of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Through this agreement, Lockheed would assume the responsibilities for managing the lab while UT would not. Included in the partnership are private defense contractors CH2M Hill, employee-owned and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and Fluor Corporation, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

As part of the Alliance, the UT System has formed a limited liability corporation, called the "Network for Education and Research in Science and Technology," with 18 other universities that already collaborate with Los Alamos and have large research contracts through the Pentagon. The L.L.C. would only foster collaboration between each university and the "academic" portion of the lab's research, and, as head of the L.L.C., the UT System would manage the peer-review process for scientists and researchers to publish their results. However, many view the idea of the L.L.C. as little more than a shrewd political move since there are already over 100 institutions in 48 different countries that collaborate with the lab (only a few of the institutions named by Yudof are not already formally connected to the lab), or this is UT's plan to make access to the lab more exclusive.

Rumors are circulating in Washington, D.C. and around Texas that the UT/Lockheed team is poised to win the contract, mainly due to the leadership of C. Paul Robinson, who stepped down as the director of the Sandia National Laboratory to lead this bid team. The University of California System has run Los Alamos for what is now called the Department of Energy (DOE) since its inception in 1943, and UT has sought Los Alamos since the mid-1990s.

UT Watch has analyzed this LANL bid team and found that disturbing problems plague the nuclear wastes and weapons sites currently managed by these private defense contractors. Our question to the DOE remains: Why are such partners believed to be the best possible managers for Los Alamos?

UT Watch endorses the only LANL bid team(pdf) that has a publicly accessible bid. Comprised of Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri Valley CAREs, the LANL bid team would not only call attention to serious environmental and security problems at the lab, but also revamp the mission of the lab towards pure science that knows no bounds, not that of nuclear and biological weapons science.

 

The mission of the UT/Lockheed team

The UT/Lockheed team is headed by C. Paul Robinson, a prolific writer with nearly 4 decades of experience at Los Alamos. He was an integral part of the nuclear weapons division for 18 years (serving as the head of the division for six of those years) and then at Sandia, as president for 20 years. His opinions are highly regarded and often serve as the foundation for crafting foreign policy, claims the web log Arms Control Wonk. The blog cites Robinson's March 2001 white paper as an example, which focused heavily on nurturing alliances with other nations - "a theme found in the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review and makes a tidy case for new nuclear weapons".

From left to right: C. Paul Robinson, director, Sandia; Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); and Mark G. Yudof, chancellor, UT System

In November 2004, Robinson authored a piece for Nature magazine that not only implies that the United States should shy away from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but also that casual relationships that resemble the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should be established to fight against nuclear threats. Robinson recommends that Southeast Asia adopt a similar structure to share nuclear resources, "for the reason that its [Southeast Asia's] technical sophistication, as well as its wealth, make it possible for any of its states to acquire a nuclear weapon in a year or two" and "My view is that everybody could become a [nuclear] 'have' by taking part in alliances based, more or less, on the NATO model."

A recent Texas Observer article states that Robinson is seeking to overhaul America's national laboratories through crafting strong alliances with academia, specifically the University of Texas. Notes from a July 7, 2004 meeting (pg. 13 of UT Watch's LANL Team documents(pdf) -- Caution: large file) between UT and Lockheed/Sandia officials, obtained through a UT Watch open records request, reveal that Robinson argues for the "inevitability of our academic/industrial partnership," in an attempt to forge new partnerships between the academic and corporate world in our nation's federally-funded laboratories. The notes record Robinson as saying, "We should organize ourselves (and subsequently [Sandia, Los Alamos, and potentially Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, another UC-run lab]) around this concept and make it the driving theme of our proposals."

Chancellor Yudof has followed through on UT's side of the bargain by writing letters to recruit other universities to abide by Robinson's vision. Yudof proclaimed in his letters that our nation's universities need to "Bring the best science to Los Alamos." (For the record, UT Watch believes the nation's "best science" belong at universities as professors.) The big picture, as Robinson envisions it and as Yudof crafts it, is for UT is to increasingly rely on state and federal grants for conducting applied research for corporations and the military. This can be attributed to the diminishing role of state appropriations in Texas public universities, or it can be attributed to the ideological notions of the handful of businessmen and women who make the decisions for the entire UT System.

Yudof's current views on academia and the nation's nuclear labs stand in glaring opposition to his former view that "We don't want to turn out things that have a negative impact on the world." He is, of course, not talking about the University of Texas -- he is speaking as the president of the University of Minnesota during a contentious debate over biotechnology -- a flip-flop that can be attributed either to the fact that he's now back home in the South or that he tells the audience just what it wants to hear.

 

The Private Defense Contractors

Did Lockheed Martin Fire a CU-Boulder Professor?

Lockheed Martin is the largest recipient of military contracts in the world. In fiscal year 2004, Lockheed received $20.7 billion in contracts from the Pentagon, according to CorpWatch. The New York Times wrote an article in November 2004 about the widespread effects Lockheed has on everyday Americans:

"Over the last decade, Lockheed, the nation's largest military contractor, has built a formidable information-technology empire that now stretches from the Pentagon to the post office. It sorts your mail and totals your taxes. It cuts Social Security checks and counts the United States census. It runs space flights and monitors air traffic. To make all that happen, Lockheed writes more computer code than Microsoft."

However, Lockheed's history as a government contractor calls into question whether or not it is the best choice to take over Los Alamos for two reasons: a) because of conduct with the Lowry landfill site in Colorado and associated environmental violations; and b) because of its conduct in relation to academia, squelching independent research that was critical of the company's actions.

At the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Adrienne Anderson researched Lockheed, as well as CH2M Hill, for vast environmental violations around Colorado. Lockheed was in charge of the Lowry landfill site, and through research, Anderson discovered that Lockheed was dumping radioactive waste into the site - instead of disposing of the waste properly - to save money. Anderson consistently pushed for public health studies in the area, and in 1991 her research produced a document, entitled "Preliminary Evaluation of Potential Department of Energy Radioactive Wastes," which found that between 1950 and 1980, the Lowry landfill site near Denver dumped "millions of gallons of hazardous industrial wastes ... into shallow unlined pits". The study focused on the Friendly Hills community in the Littleton area - where the Columbine high school shootings occurred -  and found "that for 30 years Martin Marietta [now Lockheed Martin] had been contaminating that region's water supply, as well as a source of water just below their plant southwest of Denver" Before the investigation, the government denied that nothing was wrong, but after the study began uncovering evidence of rampant pollution, the public water supply was shut down "and since that time the number of babies born with fetal defects has plummeted." Lockheed also actively intervened in 1999 to stop the Center for Disease Control from publishing any further assessments of health impacts in the Friendly Hills community.

Anderson remained vigilant in pursuing these corporations - Lockheed, as well as Adolph Coors (who once produced nuclear fuel), Rockwell (then-operator of the U.S. Department of Energy's Rocky Flat's nuclear bomb plant), Hewlett Packard, IBM, Waste Management, and the Denver Post (a group collectively known as the "Lowry Coalition") - and found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began intervening on behalf of the Coalition in the early 90s. "In 1993 the EPA classified municipal sludge as a fertilizer for farmers. Denver municipal sludge is already being spread on farmland as biosolids. Wheat grown on this land is sold for human consumption." In addition, the EPA "plans to pump toxic waste water [the water Lockheed polluted] into Denver's sewer system in order to clean up a Superfund site at the Lowry landfill."

In February 2005, Anderson, the most vocal and outspoken critic of Lockheed's illegal radioactive waste dumping in Colorado, was terminated from her professorship at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The University claimed that they could no longer support Anderson's measly $23,000 salary and erased her from the payrolls. "There's evidence of the CU administration's complicity in improperly caving into external pressure from polluters and the (Gov. Bill) Owens administration regarding my environmental hazard research," Anderson told the Colorado Daily. Anderson has since filed a grievance with the University for unfair termination, and CU-Boulder has since agreed to join UT and Lockheed in bidding for Los Alamos.



Government Contractor Misconduct and Alleged Misconduct


Lockheed Martin

According to the Project on Government Oversight's (POGO) Federal Contractors Misconduct Database, which surveyed the 50 largest contractors charged with misconduct between 1990-2002, Lockheed tied with General Electric for the number of violations committed with 63 instances of misconduct or alleged misconduct(pdf) as a government contractor. Although GE had paid considerably more in fines, Lockheed paid $231.9 million to the U.S. government for its misconduct during the 12 year period.

Some of the most egregious violations included overcharging the U.S. Air Force for services performed, procurement fraud, violating the Community Right to Know Act, sex discrimination, settling with Burbank, CA-area residents for "illness due to toxic pollution" that affected more than 300 area residents, multiple violations of nuclear safety requirements, transmitting information to the Chinese government that "had the potential to be used to be applied to missile development," discriminating against African-American employees, bribing an Egyptian official to sell C-130 aircraft to the country, contractor kickbacks, violations of the Clean Water Act, selling more than $95 million worth of "worthless buildings" to the U.S. government, and a sealed case that charged that Lockheed was liable for a crash during a "routine training mission" that "took the lives of ten Air Force Reservists."

The report concluded:

"POGO found that large contractors enjoy an unfair advantage over smaller contractors in navigating the federal government's suspension and debarment system, the process whereby unethical companies are prevented from doing business with the government for a period of 18 months to 3 years. Repeat violations should be grounds for being suspended or debarred. However, according to debarment officials interviewed for this study, larger contractors have the financial means, plus high-priced attorneys, that enable them to avoid suspension or debarment."

In a nutshell, this report is saying that large contractors such as Lockheed Martin are impervious to governmental oversight, mainly due to well-paid lawyers; Lockheed isn't necessarily awarded government contracts through 'outstanding service to the nation.'

Fluor Corporation

The same database did not have information on CH2M Hill, but it did find several violations(pdf) that the Fluor Corporation committed.

At the Fernald plant in Ohio, Fluor settled out of court for $8.4 million for alleged violations of the whistleblower act (the "False Claims Act") "concerning cost estimating methodology to assertions that Fluor ... sought government reimbursement for an employee ... party." At the Hanford cleanup site in Washington, Fluor has paid a combined total of $470,625 in fines, $140,625 for alleged "safety infractions and a violation of radiological controls" and $330,000 for alleged "multiple and recurring failures to adequately and fully implement ... Quality Assurance Program requirements." Since 1994, Fluor and its subsidies have been involved in 15 past and pending court cases, including a pending class action lawsuit charging "the companies didn't run the [Hanford Nuclear Reservation] plant safely and failed to inform the public of the health risks."

A few other serious charges include a $3.2 million fine for allegedly "submitting heavily padded repair bills for cleaning up Navy bases after Hurricane Hugo tore through South Carolina in 1989," an $8.5 million fine for allegedly charging "millions of dollars in commercial costs to its Government and DOD contracts, in violation of the False Claims Act," and $24 million "to recover damages related to numerous design and construction failures at the Refugio Mine located in Northern Chile."

 

Two Case Studies of DOE Cleanup Sites: CH2M Hill at Hanford and Rocky Flats

Hanford

The Hanford Cleanup Site in Hanford, Washington is the largest repository of radioactive waste in the nation. Government contractors such as Fluor, Washington Group, International (who's bidding for Los Alamos with the University of California and Bechtel), and until recently Bechtel, have joined with CH2M Hill to run the cleanup effort at the Hanford site. Hanford is known for developing the weapons-grade plutonium and uranium that were used in the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in August 1945.

More recently, Hanford is known for dealing with "accelerated cleanup" plans crafted by the DOE, plans that propose speeding up projects and conducting them under budget to simply get the job done quicker. There are two large problems with accelerated cleanup plans: a) they often renege on tri-party agreements (TPAs) that are deals struck between the DOE, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the respective state government. TPAs involve public input and oversight, but accelerated cleanup plans are crafted solely by the DOE; i.e. include no public involvement; and b) the DOE has sectioned off areas of cleanup sites, including Hanford and Rocky Flats, that are still contaminated with radioactive waste that no longer have to be cleaned since it's now more important to get the job early than get the job done right.

Specifically, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability found:

"The Hanford site has more than 80 percent of DOE's highly radioactive spent reactor fuel (2,100 tons), almost 60 percent of DOE's high-level radioactive wastes, over half of the DOE's buried transuranic wastes, and the largest amount of contaminated soil and groundwater. As a result, at least one million gallons of high-level nuclear waste has leaked from an estimated 67 tanks at Hanford, migrating into the groundwater, which flows directly into the Columbia River. Yet, according to the GAP and Heart of America Northwest, the DOE's Accelerated Cleanup Plan does not address remediation of this contamination. Instead, one of the world's largest inventories of long-lived radioactive and toxic materials will either be disposed of directly in shallow land burial, stored indefinitely, or simply abandoned near the Columbia River, the largest freshwater artery of the Pacific Northwest."

Public knowledge and public health suffer under these accelerated cleanup plans. Although the DOE is largely at fault for these plans, the manager - in this case, CH2M Hill - is complicit with the risks posed to public health. Specifically, CH2M Hill is proposing:

  • Doubling the amount of waste buried in Hanford's soil
  • Leaving 5 million curies of radioactive waste in Hanford's tanks, calling them "residues," and tons of hazardous wastes ... and declare the tanks "closed".
  • Restricting access to groundwater and if necessary local seeps into the local river, even though current laws require access to such water and that no restriction be placed on use of Hanford Reach National Monument.

ANA lists several fundamental conflicts between public interest and law and these DOE and CH2M Hill proposals.

CH2M Hill has been criticized for its performance at Hanford. In March 2005, the DOE levied a $316,250 fine against the company, citing a "lack of sustained improvement" in safety operations. According to the article, DOE officials listed four separate events in the fine, including "the June 2003 contamination of several workers while removing equipment from a valve pipe and the July 2004 radiation exposure of a worker while removing equipment from a tank." In July 2004, a report also found that Hanford workers were exposed to dangerous vapors from tanks that store radioactive waste. In May 2004, the DOE's Office of Inspector General released an audit finding substantial differences in the databases kept by Hanford contractors and the DOE on worker safety and injuries. The audit largely vilified the DOE, but it also found 8 workers'-compensation claims at the CH2M Hill Hanford Group that were not reported correctly. To its credit, CH2M Hill did not dispute the findings and quickly fixed the errors.

CH2M Hill's actions to abide by the errors found did not prevent the Seattle Times from declaring "These are good moves, but outside oversight might have prevented the exposures in the first place" and "Congress should put someone else in charge of monitoring worker safety at Hanford and other nuclear sites," blasting the DOE and CH2M Hill. At Hanford, CH2M Hill ought to be more carefully investigated and scrutinized for the priority it puts on speed (accelerated cleanup plans) over the safety of its workers.

Articles on the performance of CH2M and Fluor at Hanford:

 

Rocky Flats

The Greg Mello, Executive Director of the Los Alamos Study Group, claims that there are over 2,000 contaminated sites at Los Alamos, and, in fact, LANL has begun shipping waste off to other nuclear sites, such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. The Albuquerque Journal reported on August 19, "The lab had stored about 100 drums of plutonium-239 sources collected over the past couple of years. Collection has been stopped because Los Alamos is out of room." Rocky Flats was the sole producer of the plutonium pit, a ball of plutonium known as the "trigger" of a nuclear weapon, until radioactive waste contaminated the site so severely that the FBI raided the site in 1989 and closed the plant. Plutonium pit production was then moved to LANL, where it continues today.

In 1995, when CH2M and Kaiser Group International, a Fairfax, VA-based group, acquired the DOE contract through a joint venture called Kaiser-Hill, the two companies struck a deal, absent of public input and knowledge, with the DOE to place fiscal caps on the cleanup effort at Rocky Flats. The DOE allocated $7 billion total for the project - a mere $473 million (7%) will go to soil and water cleanup - and Kaiser-Hill can pocket up to $560 million for doing this early through an accelerated cleanup plan. (See "The bait-and-switch cleanup" by LeRoy Moore, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.)

In August 2004, Jacque Brever, a resident of the area who has a Master's in Environmental Policy and Management as well as a former Rocky Flats employee of 10 years who knows the site well, compiled a report on Rocky Flats, including the role of the DOE, who sectioned off four key contaminated areas of the site - the East Spray Fields, the Building 771 Duck Pond, the landfill near the Wind Site, and the 881 Hillside cleanup - that Kaiser-Hill does not have to clean. These areas will never be cleaned, even though the DOE has a sick and twisted plan to turn the cleanup site into the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge that will include hike and bike trails for tourists.

See "Analysis of the Department of Energy's Cleanup Plans for Four Areas at Rocky Flats: The Coverup Continues" for more in-depth information as well as charts of the proposed trails and contaminated areas.

For additional reading, on the "cleanup effort" at Rocky Flats, please go the website of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center or contact them at 303.444.6981.

 

Profiting from Disaster?

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Bush: One of the Worst Disasters in U.S. History

In August and September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the Gulf Coast with high winds and the rising floodwaters that followed; Katrina has been called one of the worst disasters in United States history. President George W. Bush immediately began awarding large no-bid contracts to politically well-connected companies, including those bidding for the management of the Los Alamos National Laboratory with UT: Fluor, CH2M Hill, and Bechtel- who's bidding with the University of California. Amid harsh criticism of Bush awarding these no-bid contracts that reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security promised on September 13 to investigate these contracts for any possible misbehavior. Unfortunately, these investigations will not include how Bush suspended the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act, which established an acceptable wage for employees of companies awarded federal contracts during an emergency. On September 8, Bush announced the suspension for the first time since the Nixon era.

The New York Times reported September 26: "CH2M Hill and the Fluor Corporation, two global engineering companies awarded a total of $250 million in contracts, were previously cited by regulators for safety violations at a weapons plant cleanup," referring to the Hanford plant. Commenting on the matter, Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, stated "There is just more of the good-old-boy system, taking care of its political allies. FEMA and the others have put out these contracts in such a haphazard manner, I don't know how they can come up with anything that is accountable to the taxpayers."

Not surprisingly, Opensecrets.org reveals that these companies are top contributors to the GOP. CH2M Hill topped all Construction Service companies during the 2004 election cycle by donating $476,800 in federal political contributions, 2/3rds of which went to the Republican Party. Fluor ranked #5 among General Contractors by donating $308,601 during the 2004 election cycle, 83% of which went to Republicans. (For the record, Lockheed Martin topped all other defense and defense aerospace companies by donating roughly $2.1 million in 2004, 2/3rds of which went to Republicans.)

War on Iraq

Brief note about the following section: UT Watch regrets to cite a report compiled solely by Democrats for the simple fact that debating issues of war profiteering should never involve partisan politics. However, this is one of the most in-depth and pertinent documents on the matter.

A May 2004 joint report, Contractors Overseeing Contractors: Conflicts of Interest Undermine Accountability in Iraq(pdf), prepared by the House Committee on Government Reform Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division and the Democratic Policy Committee examined multiple companies that hold government contracts to rebuild Iraq and found that both CH2M Hill and the Parsons corporation possess "significant conflicts of interest." This report analyzed several of CH2M Hill's contracts in Iraq while focusing on the other corporations tied to the contracts, including the Fluor corporation.

Under the contracts, the U.S. government charges CH2M Hill and Parsons "with managing and overseeing three large monopoly contracts for the public works and water sector," but the report found that CH2M Hill has "ongoing contractual relationships with the construction contractors that they have been hired to oversee," citing such examples as the cleanup project at Hanford. The report cites the need for an independent watchdog "to provide rigorous oversight of substantial expenditures of taxpayer funds." The report concludes: "Without the discipline of price competition and rigorous and impartial oversight, the Iraq reconstruction contracts will be vulnerable to waste, fraud, and abuse," insinuating that, while American taxpayers have paid $200 billion to reconstruct Iraq, companies such as CH2M Hill and Fluor are profiting from a loose government contracting structure. Now the University of Texas is not only interested in associating itself with these companies through its bid for LANL but recruiting them to help manage and operate a key national laboratory, thereby further potentially jeopardizing American taxpayer dollars.

 

Conclusions

UT Watch believes that the bid team(pdf) comprised of Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri Valley CAREs as the most qualified for the management of the Los Alamos National Laboratory since the other teams - UT/Lockheed and UC/Bechtel - do not have an agenda to make the mission of the lab more forward-thinking, either to focus on more academic science instead of weapons science or to concentrate on renewable energy instead of nuclear energy. UT Watch supports potential LANL managers who do not seek to maintain the status quo of other government contractors; i.e. those who follow accelerated cleanup plans that jeopardize public health and place worker safety as a lower priority than speed for the benefit of private contractors. UT Watch endorses the idea that universities, including the UT System, ought to focus on education instead of entering into the business of nuclear weapons.

 

Contacts for Student and Community Organizations Based at Other Schools Bidding for LANL

Arizona

Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice
Tempe, AZ
rscotttoo at hotmail dot com
(480) 894-2024
http://www.azpeace.org/
Tucson Peace Action Coalition
Tucson, AZ
Joe Bernick
stelnik at webtv dot net
Description: Broad Coalition of Southern Arizona Peace organizations.
 
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice
ASU at azpeace dot org (Arizona State University Organizing Committee)
(480) 894-2024
info at azpeace dot org (general information)
organizing at azpeace dot org (organizing)
 

Young Democrats at ASU
ydpresident at asu dot edu (Cole Hickman, president)
Americans for Informed Democracy
ross dot meyer at asu dot edu (Ross Meyer, president)
ASU Campus Greens
Eric Weinmann: ericjw at mail dot com
Scott Jones
info at asugreens dot org
602-795-0684
Jacqueline Woodward
jacqueline dot woodward at asu dot edu
Free Higher Education
 
University of Arizona (Tucson)

Alliance for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Tucson, AZ
Carrie Brown
apjmeua at hotmail dot com

Young Democrats at the University of Arizona
David DM3 at email dot arizona dot edu
Advisor: Paulette Kurzer, kurzer at email dot arizona dot edu

Colorado

Colorado School of Mines

(Nothing found)

CU-Boulder

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
303-444-6981
info at rmpjc dot org
 

Florida

Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace
Ed Deaton
tnjplist at tnjp dot org
850.877.0480
Resist! Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL
Matt Davis
resisttallahassee at hotmail dot com
850-224-8799
www.tacitconsent.com
Community Coalition Against War and Terrorism
Gainesville, FL
ccawt at yahoo dot com
Florida State University (Tallahassee)

Florida Students United for Peace
Tallahassee, FL
Becca Olsen
girlstar507 at hotmail dot com
850-383-5554

Students United for Peace & Justice
Tallahassee, FL
Alex Joyce
fsustudentsunitedforpeace at hotmail dot com
850-212-0014
Middle East Peace Association: http://www.mepa.us/contact/contact.html
University of Florida (Gainsville, FL)

American Nuclear Society
Brett Brickner atomsrus at ufl dot edu
College Democrats
Stephanie Sims ufcollegedemocrats at yahoo dot com

Florida Water Environment Association
fwea at grove dot ufl dot edu
Law School Democrats
Sean Lebowitz president at uflawdemocrats dot org
Student Peace Action
ufspa at frove dot ufl dot edu
   

Georgia

STAND
Atlanta, GA
Cicley Gay
stand at wand dot org
404-524-5999
Georgia Tech (Atlanta)

Community Activist Resources for the Education of Students (umbrella organization for student-led activist organizations on campus.)

Tim Atkins, chairman: gte971u at prism dot gatech dot edu, 404-314-1272
Sarah Lapp, vice chairwoman: gte356y at prism dot gatech dot edu Yvette Upton, advisor: yvette dot upton at vpss dot gatech dot edu

 

Indiana

Indy Iraq Action
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Citizens
peacefulmeans2003 at hotmail dot com
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Bloomington, IN
Timothy Baer
bunnysoftchloe at hotmail dot com
812-988-1917
Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Student Advocates of Global Equality (SAGE)
sage4 at iupui dot edu

Purdue University (Central)

Tyler Banks, tgbanks at gmail dot com
Anti-war activist

Purdue Organization for Labor Equality
purdue_ole at yahoo dot com
Indiana University, Bloomington

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
President, Sarah Uhlemann seac at indiana dot edu

Indiana University, Southeast

Student Involvement Board
President, Andrea Fogle foglae_01 at yahoo dot com
Advisor, Kathy Corbean kcorbean at ius dot edu
812 941 2316

Student Government Association
President, Jenny Seymer jseymer at ius dot edu
Advisor, Joseph Wert jwert at ius dot edu
812 941 2252
College Democrats
President, Catherine Cable cmcable at ius dot edu
Advisor, Linda Gugin lgugin at ius dot edu
812 941 2296

Maryland

John Hopkins University

Marisa Dobson (Think Outside the Bomb)
Home: 301-994-2064
Work: 240-895-4397
Cell: 240-434-2379
dickensdame at yahoo dot com

   

Michigan

Ann Arbor Area Committee for Peace
Ann Arbor, MI
Phillis Engelbert
info at justpeaceinfo dot org
Michigan Citizens for Peace
Flint, MI
Ken Mathenia
kmathenia at gfn dot org
810-694-3473
Michigan Technological University

Society for Environmental Engineers
President, Gary Lawson gtlawson at mtu dot edu
Faculty Advisor, Dr. Mihelcic jm41 at mtu dot edu

Students Against Violating the Environment
Sara Schooley, seschool at mtu dot edu
Undergraduate Student Government
usg at mtu dot edu, 906 487 2406
University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor

Ann Arbor Students for Peace
Ann Arbor, MI
Erin Pianelli
Eire128 at aol dot com

University of Michigan Anti-War Action!
Ann Arbor, MI
antiwar at umich dot edu
EnAct (Environmental Action)
(734) 647-9189, enact dot info at umich dot edu
University of Michigan, Dearborn

Students Who Keep the Peace
Dearborn, MI
Kara McCart
Littlemonkey360 at hotmail dot com
(313)565-7743

College Democrats
Dana Maleszyk, mdana at umd dot umich dot edu
Green Party
Todd Petrimoulx, rolodott at hotmail dot com
Student Environmental Association
Kelly Greenwald, greenw at umd dot umich dot edu
University of Michigan, Flint

College Democrats
Phillip Phelps, pphelps at sbcglobal dot net

   

New Mexico

Los Alamos Study Group
www.lasg.org
505-265-1200
gmello at lasg dot org
Nuclear Watch of New Mexico
551 W. Cordova Rd. #808
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505.989.7342 - phone
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
www.nuclearactive.org
Tel (505) 986-1973, Fax (505) 986-0997
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
Albuquerque, NM
peacecenter at comcast dot net
505-268-9557
Committee to Stop the War Machine
Albuquerque, NM
Robert Anderson
anderson at swcp dot com
505-858-0882
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque)

College Greens
Co-Chairs
Claire Long - clairabell22 at hotmail dot com
Trey Smith - trey3 at unm dot edu
Networking Coordinators: Trey Smith - trey3 at unm dot edu, Elizabeth Hart - elizabethlhart at hotmail dot com, Stephen Carvlin-Miller - esteban at unm dot edu

College Democrats
coch: Jacqueline Belding 980-9808 jacque3 at unm dot edu
coch: Zach Watkins 242-0843 zwatkins at unm dot edu
Environmental Victory Project
pr: Jessie Keefe 480-2100 244-1077 jessie_keefe at lcv dot org
vp: Maggie Toulouse 270-9125 244-1077 maggie_toulouse at lcv dot org
Progressive Student Alliance
ch: Judy Calman 615-5020 judycalman at yahoo dot com
ch: Morgan Pierce 350-7531 morganna at unm dot edu

Pennsylvania

Thomas Merton Center (Pitts)
Jim Kleisser
412-361-3022
jim at thomasmertoncenter dot org
Pittsburgh Organizing Group
pog at mutualaid dot org
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh)

Pugwash
Eli Van Cleve: eliv at andrew dot cmu dot edu

College Democrats
Jonathan Mendelson: jmendels at andrew dot cmu dot edu
Earth
Ryan England: earth at andrew dot cmu dot edu
Sustainable Students
Diane Loviglio: dlovigli at andrew dot cmu dot edu
Tartan Newspaper
Bradford Yankiver: tartan at andrew dot cmu dot edu
Lehigh Valley Peace Coalition Network
Bethlehem, PA
Nancy Tate
lepoco at postmark dot net
(610) 691 8730
Lehigh University (Bethlehem)

Bioethics Club
Kwame Atsina kba4 at lehigh dot edu

Cirkle K
Laura Petrini lap2 at lehigh dot edu
College Democrats
James Crosson jack at lehigh dot edu
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Daryn Reyman dkr2 at lehigh dot edu
Progressive Students Alliance
Alex Grosscurth acg5 at lehigh dot edu
   

Texas

Austin

Karen Hadden (Peace Action Texas, SEED)
512-479-7744 (office), karen at seedcoalition dot org

Tom "Smitty" Smith (Executive Director, Public Citizen)
512-477-1155 (work), smitty at citizen dot org
Tristan Mendoza (Texas Radiation Online)
512-300-9548 (cell), tristan at blackhat dot net
Luke Metzger (TEXPirg)
512-479-7287, luke at texpirg dot org
University of Texas at Austin

UT Watch

Les Kurtz (UT-Austin Prof)
512-232-6316 (office)
lkurtz at mail dot la dot utexas dot edu, lkurtz at soc dot utexas dot edu
University of Texas at Arlington

John Dickson (Student Peace Action Network, UT-Arlington)
817-991-4916, jomadi32 at yahoo dot com

Dan Levine (UT-Arlington Psychology Professor)
817-272-3598 (office), levine at uta dot edu
Vishti Maharaj (SPAN, Arlington Peace Center)
817-504-3432 (cell), vishtimaharaj at hotmail dot com
Dallas

Dallas Peace Center
Dallas, TX
Hadi Jawad
shadijawad at aol dot com
214-392-2939
Dallas Peace Center is the largest and oldest peace and justice organization in North Texas.
Texans Against War - Dallas
Dallas, TX
Muscles598 at yahoo dot com
Looking to join a nonviolent Direct Action group? Are you sick of the war, and america's hypocrisy? Join our mailing list, and get involved!
Rusty Tomlinson (North Texas for Peace and Justice)
972-293-3670, hftomlinson at aol dot com
University of Texas at Dallas

Lloyd Dumas (UT-Dallas Economics Professor);
(972) 883-2010 (office), ljdumas at utdallas dot edu
Farid Farahmand (UT-Dallas Student Labor Coalition)
214-403-3862, bepish at flash dot net
Mathew Geevarghese (working w/Farid)
nissy dot mathew at worldnet dot att dot net
University Democrats at UTD
Leila Gowland , 504-236-6582, leila dot gowland at student dot utdallas dot edu
University of Texas at Tyler

College Democrats
President - Alvin Chimney, youngpolitician at yahoo dot com

Houston

Herb Rothschild (Peace Action Center Houston Chapter; Houston Peace and Justice Center);
713-861-2494 (home); 713-743-9022 (work), herbertrothschild at hotmail dot com

Lee Loe (HPJC Demilitarism Group)
713-524-2682, leeloe at igc dot org
American Alliance for Justice and Peace-Houston
Houston, TX
Kamal Khalil
kamal_khalil at hotmail dot com
713-762-2228
Houston Coalition for Justice
http://www.houstonjusticenotwar.org/
(713) 522-9850
info at houstonjusticenotwar dot org
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Brian Howard (Student)
713-500-9789, brian dot h dot howard at uth dot tmc dot edu

Bob Buzzanco (University of Houston)
buzz at uh dot edu
San Antonio

Chris Brown;
210-822-3500 (office), cbx3 at aol dot com

University of Texas at San Antonio

Erin Zayko (UT-San Antonio Progressive Students Organization)
210-288-4883, redtika at aol dot com

Rice University (Houston)

Environmental Club
Kevin Dudney (Sid Rich) 713-520-7157

Rice for Peace
David Swerdlow (Will Rice) / swerdlow or peace at listserv dot rice dot edu

Utah

HEAL Utah
(801) 355-5055
info at healutah dot org
People for Peace and Justice of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Tom King
bluesguy at xmission dot com
801-718-3646
Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice
Salt Lake City, UT
wcpj at lists dot econ dot utah dot edu
801-364-0667
University of Utah (Salt Lake City)

Science and Environment Coordinating Group
James Ruff JSR8 at utah dot edu

Space (Service Politics and Civic Engagement)
Katy Christiansen Chinese_enthusiast at hotmail dot com
College Democrats
Breanne Miller uofucollegedems at yahoo dot com
Terra Firma
Brandon Lee, BBL2 at utah dot edu
UNION (University Not in Our Name)
Nikki Christensen, quitedovely at yahoo dot com
American Nuclear Society
John Darrell Bess, bess at nuclear dot utah dot edu, 801-581-4188
Olivia Spencer (Think Outside the Bomb)
liverchops at msn dot com
Cell: 801-455-0280
   

Wisconsin

Madison Area Peace Coalition
Madison, WI
Rae Vogeler
rae-v at charter dot net
608-835-7501
Peace Action Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
peace at peaceactionwi dot org
414 964-5158
University of Wisconsin, Madison

College Democrats of Madison
Brian Shactman 617 851 9816

Stop the War
Paul Pryse 314 680 2206
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Andrew Hable (Think Outside the Bomb)
Cell: 920 723 8377
athable at uwm dot edu