After Entergy announced that it will stop producing power from Vermont Yankee in December 2014, Safge and Green took a fresh look at its mission. Here’s details on where we see ourselves now:
Safe & Green Rollin’ Forward [June 2014]
We are the people at most risk. Stay locally focused. We are the collective voice of local citizens.
We play a role in watch-dogging the decommissioning process and make our voices heard:
- Getting Safe & Green Campaign members (ideally 2) on the VSNAP/Citizen Advisory Panel. Advocating our representatives/legislature/Shumlin admin
- If we are not invited to be on this panel, we pursue other avenues for keeping these issues current and public.
o S&G has success in putting things in to a local/immediate context
- Issues (spent fuel, evacuation planning, people’s voice in decommissioning)
Celebration and moving forward
- Organize and coordinate a day-long forum celebrating moving forward, what lies ahead for community and citizen-based energy solutions (clean energy and efficiency booths, workshops (banner making, messaging))
- And/or a party
Passing on what we’ve learned
Supporting other reactor communities
- Develop and offer a speaker’s bureau that can offer guidance and advice to other communities. In person opportunities and/or web-based presentation
Connecting the local and federal/national issues
Federal advocacy day and/or Fukushima recognition day
- Issues (spent fuel, evacuation, people’s voice in decommissioning)
- Advocacy day in D.C
- Recognizing and calling attention to the ongoing catastrophe in Fukushima
- Advocating for change at the NRC (i.e. advocating for “neutral” NRC commissioners)
Nuclear is not the answer to climate change.
Collaborate with climate justice/action movement
o Ex: 350.org action in NYC on 9/20
o Ex: Bridge VT state climate action/justice efforts w/ S&G efforts