Tag Archives: nuclear energy

Harvey Wasserman: A victory for the No Nukes movement

Harvey Wasserman, Secretary of Energy

Grassroots citizen activism and the No Nukes movement have won another great victory with Entergy’s announcement that the Vermont Yankee reactor will shut down.

It is closing only because of the fierce non-violent determination of countless activists over the decade who value life and understand the horrible destructive power of atomic energy, as is now being demonstrated so destructively at Fukushima.

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Harvey Wasserman: Fukushima horror will be visited on U.S. unless we shift to 100% renewable energy

August 22, 2013

As the horror show at Fukushima worsens by the day, our opposition to atomic energy becomes ever more vital. Now more than ever, we advocate a total “solartopian” shift to renewables for our planet’s energy supply.

That transition has become even more essential as the nightmare at Fukushima deepens.

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Howie Hawkins, New York Green, speaks at University of South Carolina

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

Howie Hawkins, long time Green Party and anti-nuclear activist in New York, spoke recently at the Green Quad at the University of South Carolina. The event, sponsored by Sustainable Carolinas, the program was covered by the Daily Gamecock, the campus newspaper.… Read more ...

At state meeting, nuclear expert piques Illinois Greens’ concerns about nuclear power

From the NBC affiliate WREX:

ROCKFORD (WREX) -The Illinois Green Party wants people to be more aware of the dangers of nuclear energy.

Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service Chicago Dave Kraft says residents and lawmakers should be concerned because Illinois has four reactors the same type and vintage as the ones in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Freedom Socialist Party: Anatomy of a nuclear disaster

While the attention of the world shifts elsewhere, the unfolding crisis in Japan just keeps getting horribly worse — including the plight of people displaced, sickened, and threatened by the quakes, tsunami, and spreading radiation.

The post-quake disaster is not natural, but man-made. Blame lies with government and the privatized energy industry, of which TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.)… Read more ...

German Green Party wins state victory with anti-nuclear sentiment

(excerpt from) The Guardian UK
German Greens hail state victory in vote overshadowed by Fukushima

• ‘Historic’ first ever victory in regional Landtag vote
• Chancellor suffers after U-turn on nuclear power

The Green party has taken power from Angela Merkel’s conservatives in one of Germany’s richest states, preliminary results from the Baden-Württemberg elections show.

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South Carolina Green Party: ‘Lax Safety, Poor Procedures At Darlington Nuke Plant’

Scott West at South Carolina Green Party (H/T On The Wilder Side):

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a damning report on the nuclear power plant operated in Darlington, SC by Progress Energy, known as HB Robinson. The same company operates the Southport plant near Wilmington, NC.

The entire report is worth reading as it reveals the plethora of problems which exists in operational plants.… Read more ...

Nuclear Nightmare: Ralph Nader comments on crisis in Japan, and nuclear energy in the US

from Nader.org

Nuclear Nightmare
by Ralph Nader
3-18-11

The unfolding multiple nuclear reactor catastrophe in Japan is prompting overdue attention to the 104 nuclear plants in the United States—many of them aging, many of them near earthquake faults, some on the west coast exposed to potential tsunamis.

Nuclear power plants boil water to produce steam to turn turbines that generate electricity.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: In Solidarity with the People of Japan

by Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA

March 15, 2011 – The Socialist Party USA extends its most sincere wishes of sympathy and solidarity to the people of Japan as they suffer from the greatest tragedy since World War II. We have watched in horror as the deadly Tsunami wiped out whole towns, killing tens of thousands of people.… Read more ...

US Greens call for a moratorium on nuclear plants, urge close monitoring of radiation in the US

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

US Greens send a message of sympathy and solidarity to the Japanese Green Party, urge monitoring of radiation in the US and availability of potassium iodide pills for young people in Hawaii, Alaska, and the west coast in the event of a radiation plume from Japan

GreenStream Wednesday, March 16: discussion of Japan’s nuclear disaster and the 32rd anniversary of Three Mile Island, 10 pm ET, 7 pm PT on the Green Party’s Livestream channel: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyusRead more ...

From FAIR and News for Greens: Reporting on new nuclear plant leaves questions

This article was posted at “News for Greens”, one of the personal blog projects of Suffolk County Green Party Chair Roger Snyder.

[From FAIR]

news-nuke.gifReports on New Nuclear Plant Leave Key Questions Unasked

On February 16, ABC World News and NBC Nightly News aired incomplete and unbalanced reports following Barack Obama’s announcement of $8 billion in new loan guarantees for a nuclear power plant in Georgia.… Read more ...

Green Party of Florida calls PSC approval of nuclear cost recovery “A license to steal”

Hat/tip to my co-blogger at onthewilderside.com who re-posted the Green Party  press release below:

The Green Party of Florida (GPF) denounces the October 16 decision by the Public Service Commission allowing Progress Energy and Florida Power & Light to raise utility rates paid by their customers in order to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in so-called “nuclear cost recovery” funds.

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