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Nuclear Convergence: The Reality of Closing Indian Point

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

  This month’s main topic concerns the reality or problems that must be thought of during the closing of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant over the next 60 to 240,000 years.  Yes, that’s right, 240,000 years of harmful radioactive decay and emissions. Marilyn Elie of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), Susan Leifer of The Sierra Club and Jeanne Shaw, also of IPSEC, walk us through some of the things to prepare and watch out for during this trying, long and very costly process of plant closure. Besides the above concerns, there’s the workers, the [...]

President Obama: Step Up For Climate Justice

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

President Obama: Step up for climate justice—before the climate denier takes office! www.climate@stopcorporateabuse.org The Corporate Accountability International Petition and Action Kit Organizational Petition: www.stopcorporateabuse.org/GCForgletter Individual Petition: www.stopcorporateabuse.org/resource/president-obama-step-climate-justice Catherine Skopic, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate;  Nancy Lorence, Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement and Joel Kupferman from NY Law and Environmental Justice Project, ask you to join them in signing the following petition  and passing this [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Environmental WeeklyNews-March 4, 2016

March 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

This Week’s Topics, as reported by Kathy Adams, Charlie Olson and Marilyn Elie 1-The Environment TV’s Goals…….(0:41-1:15) Charlie Olson 2-London’s Anti-Nuclear Trident Rally: Connecting the Environmental Dots……(1:17- 10:38) The protest covers Nuclear submarines and weapons, fracking, a Green Bank, fossil fuels and much more. Attended by government officials, entertainment stars and the citizens of England. 3-Questionable News: Good, Bad,…True, False, opt…..Your Choice…. (10:50-12:25) A-China’s Coal Consumption…….(11:00-11:30) B-Aubrey [...]

Indian Point 11: Guilty and Proud

March 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

  Guilty and Proud, is the slogan of the Indian Point 11 as they appear in court to plead guilty for blocking the main entrance to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant owned by Entergy. One hour prior to their court appearance, they held a press conference just outside the court house to explain the reasons for their actions and were available afterwards for more comments. Their message: Over the years, even decades, we have tried many lawful ways to bring to the public and government’s attention the needed actions to correct the violations and repeated accidents at this nuclear [...]

Come to the “Global City Not Global Governance” Forum

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Come to Tuesday’s, May, 13, 2014, discussion on the proposed TransPacific Partnership Treaty (or as it has also been called or aligned with–TPP or Fast Track or Smart Track) at The New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street and Central Park West.  Hear three New Yorkers explain why their fellow New Yorkers should care about this international treaty and how it will affect them:  Kian Frederick, from Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; Stephanie Low of The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter and Chair of the TPP Task Force and Reverend Stephen H. Phelps, former [...]

Tell Comptroller DiNapoli to Divest NYS from Fossil Fuels

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

  On Thursday, March 27, 2014, students and other groups rallied in downtown Manhattan in front of NYS Comptroller DiNapoli’s office building to urge him to divest all funds from fossil fuel corporations and reinvest those funds in alternative and renewable businesses. NYS Comptroller DiNapoli has made powerful statements warning about the risks of investing in fossil fuels and said, “Institutional investors must think over the long-term, which means that we must take environmental risks into consideration when we make investments.” Let’s help him make the right [...]