Join the Campaign For a NYC Council Resolution To Shut Down Indian Point!

Contact your City Council member and ask them to introduce this resolution to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Look up your member of the NYC Council here: http://tinyurl.com/YourCouncilMember

Call their office and tell them of your concern and that you are urging your member of the Council to propose the resolution.

Explain how dangerous this Fukushima on the Hudson is to the people and that NYC can obtain all the energy it needs from the sun, wind, tides, and efficiency.

Refer them to the Synapse Report that explains how that is so. See  http://www.riverkeeper.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Synapse-Report-Energy-alternatives-to-Indian-Point-10-17-11.pdf

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The International Uranium Film Festival

The International Uranium Film Festival is coming to New York:

THE PAVILION THEATER
188 PROSPECT PARK WEST
BROOKLYN, NY 11215
718-369-0838
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Indian Point Relicensing Process

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MISSION ELECTRIC –THE POWER IS OURS

Transitioning to a Green Energy Economy

Sunday, September 30, 2012, Noon – 5pm

Art installation and media display starts at noon; Presentations start at 1PM

TOPICS INCLUDE: Energy 101: How the grid works and where our electricity comes from.

Transitioning to Green Energy: What resources are in place, what is in development.

BREAKOUT GROUPS: More On the Grid. What’s the Rest of the World Doing with Renewable Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewables for Our Grid. Faith Based and Community Organizing Strategies. Health and Safety Resolution and Spent Fuel at Indian Point, and More

PRESENTERS: Andy Spano, former Westchester County Executive;  Tom Kacandes of Solar Advantage Solutions, renewable energy expert;  Ron Leonard of Eco-NRG. LLC, renewable energy expert;  Frank Pinto, retired United Nations Senior Environmental Policy Expert; Tim Judson, Board member, Citizens Awareness Network; Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater,

Stony Point Conference Center

17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY

Register online at www.stonypointcenter.org

or call 1-888-474-8848

 Registration Fee of $10 includes healthy snacks and beverages.

No one will be turned away.

For more information call the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition at 1-888-474-8848

 

Conference sponsored by: Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Citizens Awareness Network, SDIPN, Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College, Rockland Sierra Club, NYPIRG, Hudson Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rockland Water Coalition, New York Solar Energy Society,  Stony Point Conference Center

Video of Aug. 6th Hiroshima Day Event

American Clean Energy Agenda – Sign on & GET INVOLVED!

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6930 Carroll Avenue, #340, Takoma Park, MD 20912; 301-270-6477; nirsnet@nirs.org; www.nirs.org

36 ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING NIRS, JOIN TOGETHER TO FIGHT FOR AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AGENDA–AND AGAINST DIRTY ENERGY AND ITS LOBBYISTS

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN IN TOO!
June 27, 2012

Dear Friends,

A nuclear-free, carbon-free future is on the way. We’re convinced of that. But it’s moving much too slowly. Today, we took a big step to pick up the pace.

36 organizations, including NIRS, have joined together to fight for a new American Clean Energy Agenda and create a renewable energy reality by 2030. We hope you will join us.

This effort began with a conference in April sponsored by the Civil Society Institute and Environmental Working Group. They brought together a disparate batch of national, regional and local groups seemingly working on a lot of very different issues: nuclear power, coal, oil, fracking, unsustainable biomass. But, in reality, we are all fighting for the same thing: building a safe, clean and affordable nuclear-free, carbon-free energy future.

The dirty energy interests count on being able to divide us and marginalize us. They are much less afraid of a lot of small groups, too narrowly-focused and resource-deprived, to work effectively on the big picture. No more. Even as we all keep our focuses and irreplaceable expertise, we also see the big picture and are united in our vow to keep dirty energy out of a “clean energy standard,” and to speed the implementation of genuinely clean energy.

Today’s press release announcing this is here.

The principles that the initial 36 groups have signed are here.

We hope you will join us:

Organizations: if your organization supports these principles and can join in this new effort, please send your name, title, organization name, address, phone and e-mail to nirsnet@nirs.org. You will be contacted with more info.

Individuals: if you support the American Clean Energy Agenda principles, please sign the petition here. We will be keeping this petition open for a few months, and will be presenting it to the new Congress early next year. That means there is plenty of time for outreach, education and mobilizing, and adding more signatures. Organizations: please encourage your members to sign the petition! Let’s shock the new Congress with our numbers.

Make no mistake, the American people are with us. An April 25, 2012 poll commissioned by Civil Society Institute found that more than eight out of 10 Americans (83%)–including 69% of Republicans, 84% of Independents, and 95% of Democrats–agree with the following statement: “The time is now for a new, grassroots-driven politics to realize a renewable energy future.”

No matter who wins the elections, no matter what the new Congress looks like, we will not sit back. We will not accept the status quo. We are going on the offensive. Join us.

And thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
nirsnet@nirs.org
www.nirs.org
P.S. your activism and financial support are what keeps us going. Seriously. Please make a tax-deductible contribution here or after you sign the petition and help us keep doing this essential work.

Stay Informed:

NIRS on the web (stay up-to-date with the Nuclear Newsreel section on the front page, featuring the day’s most interesting news on nuclear power and other energy issues): http://www.nirs.org

NIRS on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nuclear-Information-and-Resource-Service/26490791479?sk=wall&filter=12

http://www.facebook.com/nonukesnirs

http://www.causes.com/causes/49098-no-nukes-nuclear-information-and-resource-service

NIRS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/nirsnet

Worldwide Fukushima Information Campaign 2012

Dear active anti-nuclear movement campaigners & members of the public everywhere,

Join us in support of the worldwide campaign to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster beginning March 11, 2012 and continuing into the following months. With your help we want to make it widely known that: the most devastating nuclear accident to happen since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was triggered by the earthquake and its mighty aftershocks that shook Japan on March 11, 2011. The fact that the earthquake was able to create such havoc in the nuclear reactor was due to a number of serious long-standing safety defects resulting from the systematic neglect of basic nuclear reactor safety requirements in Fukushima.

The nuclear industry would more than welcome a version of events in which the tsunami, rather than the safety defects, was held solely for responsible the disaster. We would then all be able to believe that: “Something like that could not happen to us.” With this version-this myth-attention could thus be diverted away from the dangers inherent in the numerous nuclear power stations, which also exhibit serious safety deficits and are currently in service in areas of seismic activity all around the world.

A recent analysis of the official government documents by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) was able to show that the disaster in Fukushima happened because of serious safety deficits coupled with the earthquake.

http://www.fukushima-disaster.de/fukushima_disaster_accident.pdf

Please distribute the handout “Fukushima: the Myth of the Tsunami” in your immediate vicinity, among  neighbours, in the media and among economic, political and cultural decision-makers, as soon as possible

http://www.fukushima-disaster.de/fukushima_disaster_flyer.pdf