Adventures With the Nuclear Monster

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 4:45 pm

First of all, a huge thank-you to all of our internet supporters here and around the twitter-verse for your support yesterday. You are all fantastic, and we knew you had our backs. You went beyond the call, honestly, and I am truly humbled by your personal attentions to our trial.

There was tremendous community support at the courthouse. The entry to the courtroom was packed, and the police got folding chairs for people to sit in while we waited for the courtroom to open. There were many people with white hair, and the provision of chairs was quite considerate on their part.

Obama Taps Allison MacFarlane as New Head of Nuclear Regulatory Commission

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 6:24 pm

As predicted, in choosing Macfarlane, Obama tapped someone who is on record as opposed to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Macfarlane quite literally wrote the book on the subject–she is the editor (along with Rodney Ewing) of Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste, a review that is predominantly very critical of the choice of the Yucca site. Because confirmation has to move through the Senate, it would need the consent of Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), a longtime opponent of the Yucca project.

Put Ultimate Goals Over Specific Mechanisms to Achieve Broad Popular Support – Lessons from Progressive Ballot Initiative Reformers (Part Six)

By: Sunday January 23, 2011 8:30 am

In 1976, environmentalists in the “Western Bloc” strategically worked to put anti-nuclear power ballot initiatives on the ballot in several states. They succeeded in getting anti-nuclear power measures on the ballot in Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The measures failed in all the states by wide margins except in Missouri, where it passed overwhelmingly.

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