To our members, comrades and allies,
This coming Thursday, Sept. 6th, Shut Down Indian Point Now! will be participating in the “Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice” rally and March hosted by People’s Climate Movement NY. SDIPN will be marching as the “Nuclear-Free / Carbon-Free” contingent. We need as many of you as possible to participate with us. For SDIPN members in particular, attending this event will count as one of the two annual events required to become or maintain your status as a voting member of SDIPN.
We need people to carry our banners and distribute flyers, all of which will be provided, but as always, feel free to bring your own materials too. We also understand that you may be participating as a member of one of the many other contingents. Here’s a suggestion: carry a sign with our slogan, “Nuclear-Free / Carbon-Free,” in your contingent.
Here are the details:
Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice
Rally & March
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Battery Park, NYC
- 5:00 PM: Assemble at Castle Clinton
- 6:00 PM: Program
- 6:30 PM: March north up Church Street then over to Zucotti Park
For more information, visit the PCMNY website: https://www.pcmny.org/events
We will be the only participating group explicitly calling for an end to nuclear power, and for ending the Tier 3 subsidies* that NY State is giving to the 3 failing upstate nuclear power plants: Fitzpatrick, Ginna & Nine Mile Point.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), along with Gov. Cuomo, are responsible for promoting these bailouts, touting them as necessary to save jobs and to reach NY’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We believe this is taking us in the wrong direction and must be ended. The money spent for these bailouts would be better served in subsidizing alternative clean, green energy sources, and in developing a true Just Transition Program that would provide re-training for, and employment in the new jobs that will be created. Please read Tim Judson’s recent article in the Gotham Gazette on why Tier 3 needs to go (link below).**
Please let us know if you will be participating. We really do need you to help get our explicit Nuclear-Free / Carbon-Free message out to the public. Please reach out to anyone you know who might also want to participate. There are a variety of contingencies to join from Faith, to Nurses, to Unions and many in between.
Catherine Skopic, SDIPN Chair: (212) 227-7847 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl Lundgren, SDIPN Secy-Treas: (347) 920-1606 / email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
For people and planet,
*Tier 3 information: http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/5883
**Tim Judson article: http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7876-unraveling-the-new-york-nuclear-subsidy-scam
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 →
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