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    Take Action on Vermont Yankee

         Urge VT Agency of Natural Resources Secretary to promptly move forward with Entergy’s eight year old Clean Water Act permit. (posted 4.13.14)

    Deb Markowitz, ANR Secretary    deb.markowitz@state.vt.us
    1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
    Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3901
    phone: 802-828-1294

    Feeling outraged by Entergy’s latest cover up, spin or misstatement? Keep regulators and elected officials vigilant! Please write or email with your comments to:

    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

    VERMONT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

    Senator Patrick Leahy 802-229-0569 http://leahy.senate.gov
    Senator Bernie Sanders 802-862-0697 http://sanders.senate.gov (on US Senate oversight committee for nuclear power)
    Congressman Peter Welch 802-652-2450 http://welch.house.gov
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    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 safeandgreencampaign@gmail.com
    • Host a house party for friends who may be interested in forming Affinity Groups and get trained in nonviolent direct action. Contact Bob Bady bobbady@gmail.com
    • 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 town government.
    • 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:

    • safeandgreencampaign@gmail.com or
    • Bob Bady, bobbady@gmail.com (Vermont)
    • Randy Kehler, rkehler@crocker.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:

    Rutland Herald RH Letters link
    Burlington Free Press BFP Letters link
    Keene Sentinal http://www.sentinelsource.com/

    • 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

    • Massachusetts and New Hampshire utilities may still have contracts to purchase power from Vermont Yankee.
    • MASSACHUSETTS & NH ACTIVISTS: 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.
    • 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.

    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. safeandgreencampaign@gmail.com

    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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    Click: Donating to Safe and Green to read more and to donate on-line, or click the yellow DONATE button. Your donations enable us to reach out to the community and provide logistical support for actions. Thank you!