Update! Dade County, WI Judge Maryann Sumi put a hold on Walker's bill to strip bargaining rights form public workers, saying Republicans violated the states open-meeting laws to pass it! Another poll showed that if people had known what Gov Walker was going to do, they would not have elected him! RECALL!
2. Nuclear Power is Inherently Dangerous
Our hearts go out to the people of Japan who are suffering so much. Seeing the nuclear nightmare unfold each day reminds us of why we have to support renewable green energy in our country! A new poll shows that over half of Americans want a moratorium on new reactors and would support "a halt to extending the operating lifespans of older nuclear reactors." About three fourths: oppose tax payer loan guarantees for new reactors (President Obama asked for $36 billion for that purpose) favor a shift from nuclear to renewables and would make companies liable for Fukushima- style disasters.
Demand a permanent shut down of all US GE Mark I reactors. There are 23 in the US. There are fundamental flaws in them that the industry has been warned about for 40 years!
Here is an informative map that measures radioactivity in our country in real time.
3. Fracking Update from Rosalyn Cherry
There is an environmental crisis in New York State and together we can take action
to prevent it. With only a few months until the moratorium on horizontal hydraulic
fracturing is lifted --- and with vertical fracking already causing problems across Western
NY --- we need to seize current momentum and widespread public concern to advocate
loud and clear for a statewide ban on fracking.
When the public hears the truth about fracking, the vast majority of the population will
stand with us in calling for a ban. We must not let the failure of imagination of what is
politically possible hold us back from calling loudly for what is necessary. If we make
our case to the citizens of New York, and work to create strong alliances in our
communities, we believe that we can win --- and win overwhelmingly.
If you share this vision, we invite you to join us on March 27th at the SUNY
Albany Lecture Center from 10AM to 6PM. Details below about car pooling.
Share this summit with friends on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/fU5URV
Register here: http://bit.ly/e5v9iG
And mark your calendars!
On Monday May 2nd, 2011, we're marching in Albany to demand a statewide ban.
Full march and rally details TBA.
If you would like to help mobilize for the march, join us at the summit on March 27th!
Carpools and caravans (all sharing gas and tolls):
Leaving NP Village Hall (25 Plattekill) at 7:45AM returning at 8PM. Contact Rosalyn
Cherry --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaving Kingston Park & Ride near the circle at 8AM. Contact Alexander Lines ---
Sponsored by Frack Action ( http://www.frackaction.com)
Goals and agenda at http://frackaction.com/content/summit-win-ban
We are sitting on top of Utica Shale in Sullivan, Ulster, Greene and Albany counties and
many counties to the west. Map at http://tinyurl.com/4jf3m3a
Gas drillers are eying the Utica Shale! Read about it at http://tinyurl.com/4S6ukok
Together we WILL ban fracking in New York State and keep our water unpolluted.
And I just read that fracking emissions are thousands of times higher than first reported according to the EPA and that New Jersey is getting close to a ban on fracking! Power to the people!
4. 113 Arrested at White House Protesting Wars protests led by veterans
|Watermelon Slim of Vietnam Veterans Against the War is taken into custody March 19. Photo by Ellen Davidson|