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The IRA doesn’t add up

Will The Manchin Climate Bill Reduce Climate Pollution? The media coverage on the Inflation Reduction Act touts its 42% emissions reductions, but we dove into the math and it just doesn’t add up. By Jim Walsh and Peter Hart The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) takes aim at a lot of things over the next decade...
Manchin’s Side Deal for Fossil Fuels - Behind the Scenes...

Manchin’s Side Deal for Fossil Fuels – Behind the Scenes…

Joe Manchin made a side deal with Schumer that there would be a separate bill for what he required for the fossil fuel industry and his pet project, the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  Schumer agreed to bring the bill to the floor but not that it would pass.  It will need 60 votes to pass and so...

August 9th DOB Meeting Pics

Victory in Senate a Turning Point? No, Not Yet! PLUS the issue of ongoing annual subsidies to fossil fuels. Analysis by Ted Glick.

Victory in Senate a Turning Point? No, Not Yet! PLUS the issue of ongoing annual subsidies to fossil fuels. Analysis by Ted Glick.

Future Hope column, August 8, 2022 Victory in Senate a Turning Point? No, Not Yet! By Ted Glick 10 days ago, when the Manchin/Schumer deal was made public, I had major concerns. It requires leases to be sold by the feds to oil/gas companies for drilling on public lands and waters in the Gulf of...
Heidi Hutner, Her film: Radioactive:The Women of Three Mile Island.

Heidi Hutner, Her film: Radioactive:The Women of Three Mile Island.

Our friend Heidi Hutner has completed her long range film project and is now asking for our help in publicizing it.  It is an important piece of work that deserves attention. Please consider a showing and do share this with your contacts and on social media.  Details are below in Heidi’s note. Marilyn Elie From Heidi: Hi...

Albany, Aug 2, Tues, 11:45 AM – Climate Emergency, news release

We are asking people to show up at 11:45 am. It may rain (30% chance), so umbrellas may be helpful. please bring signs and banners. Albany, August 2: Rally for Pres. Biden to Declare Climate Emergency Need Presidential Executive Action to Hall New Fossil Fuels, Build Renewables For More Info: PAUSE, Mark Dunlea, pausenergy@gmail.com; 518 860-3725...
FW: Biden admin embraces Mountain Valley Pipeline to get reconciliation deal

FW: Biden admin embraces Mountain Valley Pipeline to get reconciliation deal

“Ramming through the Mountain Valley Pipeline right as people are dying from climate-fueled flooding in Appalachia is callous and horrific.” The Biden administration has agreed to advance the controversial Mountain Valley pipeline project as part of a broader permitting reform plan in Congress, a spokesperson for Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said...
Holtec Chief Says Shipping Fuel Pool Water Offsite Is Off the Table

Holtec Chief Says Shipping Fuel Pool Water Offsite Is Off the Table

Holtec has taken transporting water from the fuel pools off site because of environmental  justices concerns.  Expect the same for Indian Point. What a joke.  Marilyn
NRC: Final Approval for fuel storage in NM.

NRC: Final Approval for fuel storage in NM.

NRC has approved the license for spent fuel storage in New Mexico.  This is a big step forward for Holtec, the company decommissioning Indian Point. They had promised to remove the spent fuel as part of their business plan.  The current law prohibits establishing a Centralized Interim Storage facility prior to having a national depository. If...
Interview: Small modular reactors get a reality check about their waste

Interview: Small modular reactors get a reality check about their waste

An artist’s rendering of NuScale Power’s small modular nuclear reactor plant. Photo courtesy of NuScale Even before Chernobyl’s RBMK reactor became the standard design of the Soviet Union, it was known to have inherent safety flaws but kept unchanged because it was “cheaper” that way. Historians later found that more than economic and technical considerations, it was...

Battery Storage, Solar Mapping and Green Infrastructure with Manna Jo Greene of Clearwater. 6 minute video.

Don’t miss this short video on three important topics for New York’s transition to a green economy.  Manna has the answers in a nutshell! Over 100 people watched her last video on the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act.  Both videos are designed for the general public so please post and pass on to your social...
Rolls-Royce narrows search for site of first SMR factory : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Rolls-Royce narrows search for site of first SMR factory : New Nuclear – World Nuclear News

https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rolls-Royce-narrows-search-for-site-of-first-SMR-f The goal is to build the first SMR by 2030 and 10 more by 2035. We have very little time left to reduce the effects of climate catastrophe.  Money spent on projects like this that come in too late to be helpful is money that could have gone to immediate solutions. “A Rolls-Royce-led UK...