Long-time anti-nuclear activist, journalist and punk rock drummer Michael Mariotte died May 16 at the age of 63 in his home in Kensington, Md., after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Mariotte was executive director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) in Takoma Park, Md., for 27 years. Under Mariotte's leadership NIRS became a key information resource for anti-nuclear activists around the world.
Mariotte is a real environmental hero and deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.
Amazing. Wonderful work done by a real American hero.
Michael Mariotte: tireless worker for the critical but often shoved-under-the-rug anti-nuclear energy & weapons cause. May you rest in well-deserved peace, Michael!