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Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR Is It Possible to Build Reactors Fast Enough to Save Us from Climate Change?

June 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR Is It Possible to Build Reactors Fast Enough to Save Us from Climate Change? By Marilyn Elie Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition eliewestcan@gmail.com   Have you noticed a lot of articles lately about how good nuclear power is for the environment, especially as an answer to climate change? The Nuclear Energy Institute, the trade and publicity group for the industry is running a full court press on this topic right now. You can always tell an article based on NEI talking points.  It invariably starts out by calling nuclear energy carbon free – [...]

The Upcoming Clearwater Festival June 2019

March 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ken Gale dedicates a full hour broadcast to exploring the clearwater fest in Peekskill, NY.  The 2019 Clearwater Festival Saturday and Sunday June 15th and June 16th Tickets, Volunteering and Info: https://www.clearwaterfestival.org/ [...]

Donate to Stop the Bailout

September 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

    This video explains why New Yorkers should come together to fight the bailout for nuclear reactors that is happening in NYS right now and has been going on for the last year or so on a path to the tune of $7.6 billion dollars over 12 years. NYS energy ratepayers, that’s nearly every household throughout NYS, is subsidizing these nuclear energy corporations on their monthly bill and will continue to do so for 11 more years unless they are stopped.  This video represents one of the environmental groups that has launched a legal action to stop it and this is their outreach to [...]

Nancy Vann: Progressive Politician

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

      In this video, we highligh the position of one of our own environmental activists, who has taken on the responsibility of running for elective office as a  progressive Democrat on issues important to the people of Westchester:  This is Nancy Vann. Nancy Vann, lawyer and President of SenRG (Safe Energy Rights Group), and now a candidate for County Legislator in Westchester County, is a thoughtful environmentalist who is an expert on the issue of climate change. Nancy is concerned about the lack of money devoted to the upkeep of our beautiful parks and shared spaces, [...]

Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power: An Introduction-Part 2

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

    This video is an introduction to the problems/challenges of both fossil fuels and nuclear power.   Part-2, herein, is with Dr. Gordon Edwards speaking about nuclear power.  Part-1, a separate video, which can be seen at the link below, has Dr. Courtney Williams speaking about Fossil Fuels and their growing infrastructures. Both experts include the human history of living with feeling the risks and effects associated with these fuels in the short term and through the thousands of years of monitoring and decommissioning some of them require. Dr. Edwards talks of radiation, [...]

Nuclear Convergence: Next Step

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Convergence 8: Some of the points summed up: The Stony Point Convergence participants talked about the NEXT STEP in the decommissioning of Indian Point:  what can the land be used for and when can it be used.  Furthermore, can we trust the government or Entergy Corp., to diligently do the oversight that will be required in this process, if not, who can? A review of Dr. Gordon Edwards’ visit during the recent 6th. memorial of the Fukushima disaster on the weekend of March 10, 11, and 12th, centered on his discussion of “Rolling Stewartship” at a few of his NYS stops, including [...]

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 [...]

Supporting Standing Rock’s Water Protectors: Water is Sacred, Water is Life

February 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Three incredible individuals, representing various groups with environmental concerns as part of their activism, show their shared concerns with the Standing Rock activists/water protectors of North Dakota. Watch and listen as they take you on their separate journeys, one at Standing Rock, another at the Native American Ramapough Lenape camp in Mahwah Township, New Jersey, while the last recounts his civil disobedience and arrest at TD Bank in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, for  “sitting” in support of the Standing Rock demonstrators of North Dakota.  He also explains the civil [...]

Nuclear Convergence-Indian Point-December 8, 2016

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

  This Month’s topics include: -Two Environmental victories.  Entergy, the owner of Indian Point is told by the court to obey the Clean Air and Water Acts and is also denied a permit for both its nuclear reactors -An “Article 78” legal action against Gov. Cuomo’s nuclear tax update [The upcoming Fukushima March 11, 2017 event with emphasis on “Rolling Stewardship” -Changing the way we think and plan concerning energy systems:  City utility Production—Local Energy Production Monthly Meeting: !st. Sunday of the Month:  1:30 PM Stony Point [...]

Nuclear Convergence-Indian Point-November, 6, 2016

December 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

  This is the 3rd. Video Summation of the monthly meeting of the Stony Point Convergence dated November 6, 2016.  Marilyn Elie, the Host/Co-Producer of Environmental News and Notes, is the moderator and is joined by Sally Gellert of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition and Susan Leifer of the Sierra Club.  The Order of Topics covered in this summary is: -Cuomo’s Nuclear Tax Subsidy -Article 78 Legal Action Thoughts -Energy Efficiency -Off Shore Wind Power/ Energy -Upcoming Fukushima Day Program on Saturday, March 11, 2017 -WESPAC panel on Coalition Building -Decommissioning and [...]