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Take Action on Vermont Yankee
Write a letter or email on decommissioning Vermont Yankee, spent fuel storage and site restoration to the Public Service Board, state negotiators and interested parties. Should the PSB grant Entergy a Certificate of Public Good? If you need inspiration, read comments by those who attended the public hearing (January 14, 2014) or visit our Decommissioning Resources page.
Public Service Board contact information Be sure to reference “Vermont Yankee Re-licensing” or Docket #7862
Clerk of the Board
Vermont Public Service Board
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2701
You can also email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Vermont Yankee Re-licensing, or Docket #7862.
If you live in NH or Mass., the Public Service Board does allow comments from non-Vermont residents.
Governor Peter Shumlin / 109 State Street, Pavilion / Montpelier, VT 05609 / Phone: 802 828-3333
Chris Recchia, Commissioner / VT Public Service Dept. / 112 State Street Third Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-2601 /Phone: 802 828-4071
William Sorrell, Attorney General / 109 State Street, Montpelier VT 05609-1001 / Phone: 802 828-3171
Mike Twomey, Vice President, External Affairs/ Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee / 185 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Neil Sheehan, NRC Region 1 Public Affairs / OPA1.Resource@nrc.gov Phone 610 337-5331
Join the Safe and Green Campaign
- Join Safe and Green Campaign’s email list serve to receive notices of up-coming actions, meetings, and public hearings. We only send out information related to the Safe & Green Campaign. Send your email address, name, town and state to email@example.com
- Pledge to take action to shut down Vermont Yankee as scheduled. Click on the pledge link
- Host a house party for friends who may be interested in forming Affinity Groups and get trained in nonviolent direct action. Contact Bob Bady firstname.lastname@example.org
- Speaking out We can bring you up to date on what’s happening. Invite Safe and Green Campaign to come speak to your transition town or energy committee, church social justice committee, to your college class, and before your city council or selectboard.
- Create banners, contribute artwork, write letters, show up for our actions, contact elected officials.
If you want to participate, or if you want more information, please contact:
- email@example.com or
- Bob Bady, firstname.lastname@example.org (Vermont)
- Randy Kehler, email@example.com (Massachusetts)
- We are looking for a volunteer organizer from NH. Former NH organizer Kendra Ulrich was hired by Friends of the Earth and helped shut down the San Onofre reactor, and is now working for Greenpeace International on nuclear issues.
Write Letters to the Editor
- We need dozens of letters published in newspapers every month, all over the region. The pro-nuclear letters have been flooding in. Here is one week of pro-Yankee letters.
- Still need inspiration? Here are recent letters from our member as examples.
- Commit to writing one letter. Most newspapers restrict letters to the editor to 250 or 300 words.
- Write to your local paper or to one of the statewide papers:
- Follow-up with a phone call the same day to the Editor of the paper.
- Send a copy of your letters to the legislators from the area.
- If you want to write an opinion piece longer than 300 words, contact the editor of the newspaper for their guidelines.
- If you follow a blog regularly, be sure to comment on pro-nuclear arguments and post your own opinions.
Send Letters to Your Electric Company
- One of the most powerful things we can do is demand that our electric utility companies stop purchasing power from Entergy and instead buy electricity from local, renewable electricity suppliers. When you send in your next payment, include a letter requesting they not buy power from Entergy Nuclear.
- Massachusetts and New Hampshire utilities may still have contracts to purchase power from Vermont Yankee. None of the Vermont utility companies have a contract to purchase power from Vermont Yankee after March 21, 2012.
- Check your utility bill or utility company’s website for renewable options. If you are a GMP customer, for example, you can purchase “cow power.”
More Things You Can Do
Support Local, Renewable Electricity Projects
- Several renewable energy projects are being proposed in southern VT, western MA and eastern NH.
- Contact your local regulators and voice your support for these projects.
- Attend planning and regulatory meetings/hearings regarding these proposals. Show your support and suggest solutions for making these projects better.
- Supporting local, efficiency and renewable projects is JUST AS IMPORTANT as closing Vermont Yankee.
- Check out our page on Safe & Green Alternatives for specifics in your region.
Support Legislative and Gubernatorial Candidates
- While the Safe & Green Campaign cannot endorse candidates, you can!
- Support candidates that support closing Vermont Yankee and are aggressively pursuing conservation, efficiency and renewable solutions.
- Contact their campaigns and get involved.
Educate Yourself and Testify
- Follow your state’s energy planning process and testify. For example, Vermont held public hearings on their draft energy plan www.vtenergyplan.vermont.gov/
- Attend public hearings on nuclear issues, such as emergency planning and evacuation planning, and testify on how it will affect you and alternatives to their plans and regulations.
- Join Safe and Green Campaign’s list serve and we will send you notices of public hearings. firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate to the Safe & Green Campaign
Mail a check today to: Safe and Green Campaign, PO Box 6052, Brattleboro, VT 05302. If it is $50 or more, please write the check to our fiscal sponsor, NEGEF.
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