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SDIPN at the Left Forum


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.

Catherine Skopic: Chair SDIPN Legislative Committee
Carl Lundgren: Chair SDIPN

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

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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.



Rally: Radioactive Leak at IP Threatens Our Water Supply


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.

pasi feb_18

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:

morning show


Indian Point shutdown raises new safety concerns

[Comments on this article by Tim Judson, Exec. Director of NIRS: “This is the best article on the IP2 event so far. Two points are worth correcting: this is the sixth incident at Indian Point this year, not the second. There have been four other equipment failures at IP3, resulting in shutdowns. Also, Entergy has only owned IP since 2001. The prior incidents mentioned in the article occurred when ConEd owned IP1&2 and the NY Power Authority owned IP3.]”

December 10, 2015 | Filed under: News | Posted by: The Villager

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is less than 40 miles from New York City.

The Indian Point nuclear plant is less than 40 miles from New York City.

BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  Another troubling mishap at the Indian Point nuclear power plant last Saturday prompted a shutdown, or “trip,” of one of the two reactor units and the dispatch of inspectors from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office made the announcement that the reactor was “forced to shut down,” but New Orleans-based Entergy, which owns the plant, said there was no release of radiation or chemicals from the incident. The company said magnets holding control rods failed when power was lost, allowing the rods to sink into the reactor vessel, as designed, which shut down the nuclear reaction. Control rods are a feature of nuclear reactors that allow the nuclear reaction to be adjusted or shut down. Continue reading

Another day, another co-sponsor

Council Member Antonio Reynoso,  District 34, Brooklyn, is the nineteenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Please call his office to thank him.

39% of the Council Members have now signed on. We need 15 more co-sponsors to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.

If your CM has not yet signed on, call today and urge them to do so. Visit our Call to Action page for more information and instructions.

The Bronx? Yes, thonx!

Council Member Andy King,  District 12, the Bronx, is the eighteenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Our “thonx” to him.

36% of the Council Members have now signed on. We have about half of the number of CMs we need to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.

17 and Counting

Dan Garodnick, Council Member for  District 4 in Manhattan, is the seventeenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Our thanks to him.

One third of the Council Members have now signed on, and we’re about half way to the number we need to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.

Resolution Progress Report

Our thanks to Council Member Costa Constantinides for becoming the fifteenth CM to sign on to NYC Council Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. CM Constantanides recently became the new Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, succeeding CM Donovan Richards who introduced Res 0694. Three of the five committee members have now signed on. Continue reading