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Groups Unite Against Gas and Nuclear Power in Clean Energy Standards Proposals

June 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

On June 16, 2016, a group of concerned citizens representing grassroots organizations came together to express their concerns and raise questions with the Public Service Commission on the role of gas and nuclear power in the Clean Energy Standards. Calling nuclear power clean and carbon free, as is done in the CES is simply not true. Mislabeling it in the CES provokes deep distrust of the process and calls into question both the methodology and integrity of the Commission.   If we are to move towards a truly green energy policy coal, oil, gas and uranium must be left in the ground.  Tier 3 [...]

When Nuclear Plants Close: Challenges for U.S. Reactor Decommissioning-Panel 2

June 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Continuing the event, ”When Nuclear Plants Close: Challenges for U.S. Reactor Decommissioning”, this is Panel 2. What happens when a Nuclear Power Plant is SHUT DOWN??? Does it simply VANISH??? The New York Society For Ethical Culture, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Jack and Belle Alpern Foundation bring together multiple people and discipines to probe that very much sought after DECOMMISSIONING event. By bringing together grassroots activists, regulators, scientists and advocacy lawyers in a Q & A setting at Manhattan’s New [...]

When Nuclear Plants Close: Challenges for U.S. Reactor Decommissioning-Panel 1

June 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

  What happens when a Nuclear Power Plant is SHUT DOWN??? Does it simply VANISH??? The New York Society For Ethical Culture, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Jack and Belle Alpern Foundation bring together multiple people and discipines to probe that very much sought after DECOMMISSIONING event. By bringing together grassroots activists, regulators, scientists and advocacy lawyers in a Q & A setting at Manhattan’s New York Society for Ethical Culture’s space, they have caused the rather large unseen elephant in the room to [...]

Debate: Should the Indian Nuclear Power Plant be Shut Down?

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Environmental Education Fund The debate was held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY, NY on April 13, 2016 and was planned by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Sustainability Council, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Sustainability and Environmental Justice Program and the Environmental Education Fund (EEF). The debate was introduced by Lindsey Kayman, Joan Hoffman, and Alexander Schlutz (not included in the video). Summary of the Issue Thirty-five miles up the Hudson River north of New York City sits the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility. The two [...]

ETV Alert: Clean Energy Standard-Notes & Deadline

May 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

  ETV Alert: Clean Energy Standard-Notes & Deadline For those of you who may not have filed your testimony/opinion concerning Gov. Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard proposal and want to know more about it, well, here’s a slide show and a few opinions that may help you out. Below is a table of contents, which includes the title of every slide, to help you along.  The slides are shown at two speeds so that you can easily stop wherever you want to read, and/or copy at your leisure. Table of Contents: Part-1  Marilyn Elie Video Part-2   Slide Show in Two Speed Versions Part-3 [...]

ETV Alert: May 17 New Nuclear Clean Energy Standard Comments & Hearing Albany, NY

May 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

URGENT! Tuesday, May 17, Albany.  6 PM Information Sesson. 7 PM Public Statements. Albany Law School; East Wing School, Room E211, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208. Tell the Governor and the Public Service Commission that a subsidy for failing nuclear reactors is a bad idea. Attend a PSC hearing on May 17 in Albany and you will be in good company! Comment NOW at http://www.allianceforagreeneconomy.org/nukes-are-not-clean.  For more information visit www.allianceforagreeneconomy.org/sites/default/files/CES_Summary_Memo_0.pdf The Purpose and call for these actions is to respond to NYS [...]

Fracked Gas and the Colonization of New York

May 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Lisa Harrison Something is happening in New York State. It will impact millions of people, but I, like so many others, was unaware until I heard about Minisink from my friend Asha. What Happened in Minisink? In 2011, Asha and her husband Yorke moved into their dream house in the bucolic township of Minisink, NY (about an hour northwest of New York City). The township is in the fertile “Black Dirt Region”, which provides fresh food to markets and restaurants throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The region sits atop the Wallkill River Aquifer, which contributes to NYC drinking [...]

Environmental WeeklyNews For April 8, 2016

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

List of Topics, a reported by Edie Kantrowitz, Marilyn Elie, Sally Gellert and Charlie Olson, along with the Music of Harve Kaye and Margo Schepart. 1-Edie Kantrowitz, President of NYC Friends of Clearwater, talks about their upcoming concert:  “All Hands On Deck”, while Harve Kaye plays guitar…….(1:10 – 6:27) 2-Ads for upcoming events:  Sierra Club:  “What’s in Your Drinking Water?” and the  “Just Transition-Energy Sector” Event by the Shut Down Indian Point Now environmental group….(6:29 – 6:55) 3-Marilyn Elie’s Q & A excerpts [...]

“Indian Point” TALKBACK

April 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

During the Green Mountain Film Festival in Montpelier, Vermont, in March of 2016, Ivy Meeropol’s “Indian Point” film was shown. It was followed by a TALKBACK with a panel that included one of the main real-life people living there at Indian Point and who also was a main character in the film: Marilyn Elie. The panel consisted of:  Amy Shollenberger of Action Circle as Moderator; Christopher  Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department, Vermont; Marilyn Elie, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) They discussed the following topics and participated in some [...]
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