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Hard lessons from the hard rain
by Anthony Iarrapino

Our hearts go out to New Englanders dealing with the flood disaster caused by record-setting rainfall over the last couple days.  The director of CLF’s Rhode Island Director, Tricia Jedele, has circulated some extraordinary pictures of the deluge that really bring home the scope of the devastation. The tragic events playing out on the ground in Rhode Island–flooding and subsequent failure…

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Still Problems at Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

I hope the band-aids used to fix leaks at Vermont Yankee hold.  I wish I had faith in the statement “they’ve stopped a leak.”  Perhaps this is one statement from Entergy’s out-of-state corporate executives that acutally is true and reliable.  Unfortunately, the public’s confidence in Vermont Yankee is badly torn, and not easily mended.  Even if the broken pipes are…

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Vermont regulators respond to CLF call and open investigation into whether nuclear plant needs to be shut down
by Seth Kaplan

The current crumbling fleet of nuclear power plants demonstrate how the current version of nuclear power is not a sane and safe climate solution.  No facility shows this more clearly than the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Responding to CLF’s requests, the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) issued an order opening an investigation into whether…

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Shut’er Down, Regulators asleep at the switch
by Anthony Iarrapino

1. Stop the Leaks The continuing leaks of radiation at Vermont Yankee must stop. It is outrageous that our regulators are refusing to act.  Nearly a month ago, CLF called on the Public Service Board to shut down Yankee until the leaks stop. It only makes sense. You can read our filings here. 2. Shut…

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History of Cap and Trade Podcast
by Seth Kaplan

Determined journalist from Renewable Energy World takes the time in a long form NPR/radio style podcast to dig into this important topic.   If you are deeply ideologically committed to either “cap and trade” or to a carbon tax you should not listen to the last 5 or 10 minutes – or maybe you should .…