Green Party blasts Obama on approval of new nuclear reactors in Georgia

Rather than gamble with their own money, energy companies have convinced President Obama to pass the cost and liability on to US taxpayers

Green Party PA: Close all 9 nuclear reactors

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, http://www.gpofpa.org)  called for the closing and decommissioning of the state’s five nuclear power plants, which contain nine operating nuclear reactors. The Green Party also rejected the idea of building more nuclear plants in the Commonwealth. GPPA Chairperson I.K. Samways from Allegheny County explained, The Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe in Japan is a wakeup call that […]

State Green Parties sponsor No Nukes Tour 10/3 -10/8/11

Green Parties in several states are co-sponsoring and hosting a ‘No Nukes Tour’ of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida from Monday, October 3, to Saturday, October 8. The No Nukes Tour, with the slogan “Organize the South!”, will feature Green activist and candidate Howie Hawkins.  Mr. Hawkins has been an organizer in […]

Explosion rocks French nuclear plant « brainguff

(AFP) – An explosion was reported at the Marcoule nuclear plant in southern France on Monday, with a risk of a radioactive leak, emergency officials said. One person was killed and three people were injured, including one seriously, local newspaper the Midi Libre reported. The accident happened at a processing center for nuclear waste, the […]

Indian Point Evacuation Plan Is Unrealistic

IW: The Obama administration has been pushing a return to nuclear energy, despite its obvious failure. Watch for them to intervene on Indian Point. But we do know that American officials have told citizens of the United States to stay at least 50 miles away from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan as the nuclear […]

LI Dem Electeds Support Nuclear Power

IW:  No, this headline is not a throwback from 30 years ago.  Thought I can still remember  1980’s Assemblyman Pat Halpin (D) telling my Mom he supported Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant.  She told him he was crazy.  The other time I remember my Mom disagreeing with him was when he asked her to support Koch […]

US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Time after time, officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have decided that original regulations […]

In Reversal, Germany to Close Nuclear Plants by 2022 (via News for Greens)

IW:  The German Green Party, which was born out of the anti-nuke movement, has been winning elections in Germany.  BERLIN — The German government agreed on Monday to phase out all nuclear power by 2022, a sharp reversal by Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at appeasing the country’s intensified antinuclear movement. The announcement came after marathon […]

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Banjo, Shoreham thoughts, and a sing-a-long (via PeaceSmiths) 6/3/11

The PeaceSmiths June 2011 Coffeehouse is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Fishbein PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse Friday, June 3rd at 8pm with Music by Maria Fairchild A presentation: Shoreham and Spirituality with Peter Maniscalco Andy Greenhouse sing-a-long PLUS Open mic: Maybe you! Held at: The First United Methodist Church in Amityville, $7 suggested […]

Nuclear Power: Dangerous, Dirty & Expensive- 20 Key Facts (via Peace and Justice Online)

           The simple fact is that nuclear power is terribly dangerous.  From a health and safety standpoint, it is utterly irrational for us to continue to generate electricity by splitting the atom.  Nuclear power is unreasonably expensive.  When all of its costs are considered, it becomes clear that nuclear power is unaffordable. … Read More […]

What kind of anniversary is this? Reflections and a movie about nuclear technology

Today, May 21st, is the anniversary of the first nuclear bomb, dropped over the island of Bikini Atoll. It is interesting to notice that in many of the news items about the anniversary, it was described as a test of the “hydrogen” bomb, instead of using the word “nuclear”. I would imagine that at this […]

Nuclear Waste film: Into Eternity 5/4/11

Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30pm INTO ETERNITY In Person: KARL GROSSMAN, Professor of Journalism at SUNY Old Westbury $9 Members / $13 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006

For Earth Day, the Green Party demands focus on global warming, clean energy, and a carbon-free, nuclear-free economy

On Earth Day 2011, Green Party leaders called on the White House and Congress to provide strong leadership on fighting global climate change and converting the US to safe and clean energy. It’s time to replace the ideology of unlimited growth with a set of principles based on sustainable use of land and resources.  We […]

NY Green Party to Guv: Ban Nukes & Fracking, Invest in Green Jobs & Economy

The Green Party of New York observed Earth Day today by calling upon Governor Cuomo to support a ban on hydrofracking for natural gas and an immediate shut down of not only Indian Point but the nuclear reactors at Fitzpatrick and Nine Mile Point Unit 1 that are the same design as the Fukushima Daiichi […]

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