CALL TO ACTION – NYC Council Resolution 694

city hall 5_14_15Now that Resolution 0694-2015 has been introduced in the City Council, we need your help in contacting your Council Member and urging them to sponsor. Visit our Call to Action Page for more information and instructions.

SDIPN at the Left Forum

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What Does a Just Transition Look Like; How Do We Get There?

SDIPN at the Left Forum Conference 2016
Saturday, May 21st, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St. New York, NY / Rm 1.87

There has been much talk in recent years about Just Transition: providing training and employment for workers moving from the fossil fuel and nuclear industries into new green, alternative, sustainable jobs. It sounds great. We seem to have a vague idea of what Just Transition means but how we get there still needs a lot of work and planning. A program for just transition needs to be developed with the help of environmental activists, workers, and elected officials. Our panel will ask the questions and try to provide some of the answers and requirements for creating the framework to take Just Transition from a vision statement to a reality.


Co-Facilitators:
Catherine Skopic: Chair SDIPN Legislative Committee
Carl Lundgren: Chair SDIPN

Speakers:
Susan Shapiro: Attorney, Hito-Shapiro Law
Sean Sweeney: CUNY Murphy Institute, Respondent

Please register online at www.leftforum.org

Fukushima +5 Peace Walk

Members of SDIPN participated in a walk from the Peekskill Metro North station to the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan on Sunday, March 13th to mark the 5th anniversary of the ongoing nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.

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Report on March 3rd Rally at City Hall

12819411_10153961955839629_5246872733553416482_oVia SDIPN member Marty Rajandran: “3 March action at NYC City Hall ‘ARE RECENT leaks of radioactive Tritium a danger to NYC water supply?’ A group of about 25 called on Mayor Del Blasio to support an independent investigation on the recent multiple accidents at Indian Point, Nuclear Power Plant, 25 miles from NYC. Already affected are groundwater around Indian Point and the Hudson River. Entergy says that there is no threat to public health! Do we really believe this? Is this a threat to NYC water supply? And what about other towns along the Hudson?…..Its time to shut it down. Mayor, join our call, that of millions of NYers, including the Governor, to say SHUT IT DOWN NOW. Call your local council member to support Resolution 0694: Shut Down Indian Point.”
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SDIPN Annual Meeting Report

The SDIPN Annual Meeting took place at the Church of St. Paul And St. Andrew on West 86th St. this past Saturday, Feb. 27th. An annual business meeting in February was established at our January meeting, along with two other scheduled meetings that will take place in late May and late October.

The main order of business was the election of officers for the 2016 term. Officers are elected to one year terms and may serve three consecutive terms.

Re-elected were Chair, Carl Lundgren and Treasurer, Ann Eagan. John Reynolds, who had served as Secretary, was elected to the new office of Corresponding Secretary. In a vote taken prior to the election, a proposal to divide the office of Secretary into the offices of Corresponding and Recording Secretaries was approved by consensus. No candidate came forward to run for Recording Secretary so John will assume both positions until a candidate can be found. Continue reading

Rally: Indian Point Tritium Leaks

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Media Advisory – 2/23/16

WhatRally: Indian Point Tritium Leaks – Close Indian Point

Question – “Mayor de Blasio – Is Our Water Safe?”

When – Thursday, March 3, 2016,         12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Where – Chambers & Centre St; NE of City Hall; #4, #5, #6, E, A, #1-3 Trains

Sponsoring Organization – Shut Down Indian Point Now   www.sdipn.net / 347-640-3660 / www.facebook.com/sdipn / @sdipn Continue reading

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Rally: Radioactive Leak at IP Threatens Our Water Supply

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Peace Action of Staten Island Forum on Indian Point

SDIPN members Alfred Meyer, John Reynolds and Catherine Skopic will be speaking at a forum on Indian Point this Thursday, Feb. 18 presented by Staten Island Peace Action.
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Indian Point’s 100% Replacement Energy in Place Now – to Power the Bronx and All of New York City

 [The following opinion article is a rebuttal to one posted by Frank Fraley that posted on February 4, 2016 in the Norwood News. ]

(Op-Ed) Indian Point’s 100% Replacement Energy in Place Now – to Power the Bronx and All of New York City

By CATHERINE SKOPIC

We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo’s support for the closure of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. As he has clearly stated there is no evacuation plan and it is too close to New York City. No need to worry. New York City does not need Indian Point to keep our lights on.

New York State energy regulators have already evaluated any potential reliability issues that could occur when Indian Point is closed and created a plan to ensure they are addressed: the Indian Point Replacement Contingency Plan is already being implemented by Con Edison and the New York Power Authority.*(Nuclear Information and Resource Service http://www.nirs.org) Continue reading

WBAI Interviews SDIPN

Just before the start of the SDIPN General Meeting on Jan. 3rd,  Linda Perry-Barr of WBAI interviewed SDIPN members Tony Gronowicz, Catherine Skopic and John Reynolds for the Morning Show. Click on image below to listen:

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SDIPN General Membership Meeting

The next SDIPN general membership & business meeting will take place Sunday, Jan. 3rd from 3—5 pm  at St Paul & Andrew Methodist Church parish house, 263 West 86th Street, just east of West End Avenue. Continue reading