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Nuclear Teetering on the Economic Precipice

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nuclear is one of the most potent tools we have in our battle to clean the air and arrest or ameliorate climate change over time. But many nuclear plants are in danger of being closed.

Bernie Sanders and America's Political Revolution

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

In recent weeks, Senator Bernard Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, did something that Senate Democrats have not been able to do: He worked with a Republican to strike a bipartisan deal to reform our veterans' health care system.

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Will "Pandora's Promise" Start A New Environmental Movement FOR Nuclear Power?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The last line in Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone's new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberg...

Vermont To Argue Against Nuclear License Renewal

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A top Vermont utility regulator is heading to Washington to argue in a court hearing that the license renewal given last year...

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's relieve the president of this radioactive burden. Let's kill these reactors before they kill us, and take the most significant leap of all toward a green-powered Earth.

130 Arrested At Vermont Yankee Protest

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A 93-year-old anti-nuclear activist was among more than 130 protesters arrested at the corporate headquarters of the Vermont ...

Hundreds Expected At Nuclear Protest

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A 93-year-old anti-nuclear activist was among more than 130 protesters arrested at the corporate headquarters of the Vermont...

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

Nuclear Power Company Fights To Store Radioactive Waste

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Entergy Corp., which owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, said Monday night it would appeal a federal judge's order allowin...

Watchdog Group: Start Over On Vermont Nuclear Plant Permit

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group critical of the Entergy Corp.'s Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant told state utility regulators Thursday they need t...

States Should Maintain Role in Nuclear Oversight

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Governors have the responsibility to protect the safety of their citizens. If the plant accidentally releases radiation, the governor takes immediate action, ordering an evacuation, issuing iodine pills. But the governor had no power to prevent an accident in the first place.

Fire At Nuclear Plant Office Called Suspicious

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Someone set an early morning fire at the corporate offices of a nuclear power plant that is fighting to stay open, police sai...

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Trial Wraps Up

AP | By DAVE GRAM | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- An Entergy Corp. lawyer argued Wednesday in the court battle over Vermont's refusal to extend the life of a nuclear power plant th...

'Can A Small State Tell A $11.2 Billion Corp. To Pack Up Its Nuclear Plant And Go Home?'

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 11.11.2011 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A federal judge is about to be asked to take a first crack at this question: In early 21st-century America, can a small state...

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We've Almost Lost Nebraska

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The stream of reactor disasters spewing from this dying industry is certain to escalate. The toll rises with each leak at Fukushima, every flame at Los Alamos, each legal brief at Vermont Yankee, every foot of Nebraska floodwater.

Risk Of Radiation Release From Spent Fuel Is Greater In The U.S. Than Japan

Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

• The risk of a catastrophic release of radiation from an accident at a spent nuclear fuel pool is much higher in the United States than at Japan's ...

U.S. Nuke Plant Sues State To Stay Open

AP | By JOHN CURRAN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The owners of Vermont's only nuclear power plant filed suit Monday to stop the state from closing the plant, which recently won a 2...

Fukushima 2.0

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Marvin Resnikoff

With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric is moving the disaster into uncharted waters. The heat producing fuel rods cannot be turned off.

In The Public Interest: An Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a terrifying reminder of all that can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. The United States must move away from this inherently dangerous technology and towards safer energy sources.

U.S. Issues 20-Year Renewal For Nuke Plant With Same Reactor As Japan's Troubled Plant

AP | By DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Federal regulators on Monday gave the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant a 20-year license renewal, despite calls for reconsideration fol...

The Death Of A Nuclear Giant

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's piece of the nuclear age, launched four decades ago, seems to be coming to a close, even as advocates push for a ren...

America's Eggshell Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America's 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.

Vermont Votes No Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

No American state has successfully forced shut a nuclear plant. Vermont is trying to become the first.

Emergency Shut Down Of 2 Nuke Plants In Same Hour Called A 'Coincidence'

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Unplanned shutdowns an hour apart at nuclear plants in Vermont and New York – one due to a small leak of radioactive wat...