Citizens Awareness Network - Calendar for May 8

We CAN Replace Vermont Yankee!!



H 520, the Global Warming Bill is going to the Vermont State House floor for a vote on Wednesday or Thursday, May 9-10.


Sergeant at Arms (800-322-5616 in VT only) or 802-828-2228 or
at home: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/districts.cfm?Body=H
.many other infos by CAN read more.....

Tell them

1. To vote YES on H 520.

2. Because it will Increase our generation of renewable energy so we can replace and shut down Vermont Yankee.

3. Because it will Expand Efficiency Vermont and increase their funding so they can help Vermonters use less heating oil and electricity.

4. Because it will Provide tax incentives to Vermonters who build solar, wind power and small hydro-electric generators

5. And to Pay for all these benefits with revenues from a new tax on Vermont
Yankee’s windfall profits.

CALL your VT State representative TODAY!!

Sergeant at Arms (800-322-5616 in VT only) or 802-828-2228

at home: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/districts.cfm?Body=H

Thank you for calling your VT state representative!!

ASK your friends and neighbors to CALL their representative. HR 520 must pass!

More info on the bill...

H 520 was passed by the Senate but faces its real challenge in the House on Weds or Thurs. The bill originated in the House, but the Senate has greatly strengthened the bill. And so, passed by the Senate, the bill returns to the House and needs a vote of approval on the good changes made by the Senate. Once the House signs off, the bill will be sent to the governor.

We expect most House members to vote for the bill, but a handful are key
to this vote: because we think their support is key to winning a 2/3rds majority. If that happens, the governor is all-but-guaranteed to sign the bill into law and Vermont will become a national leader in the fight to stop global warming, build renewable energy, and shut down Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor.

Thank you for calling your VT state representative!!

Sergeant at Arms (800-322-5616 in VT only) or 802-828-2228

at home: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/districts.cfm?Body=H

Community Solutions to Global Warming

Wednesday, May 9
7 pm
2nd Congregational Church, Greenfield, MA

"Climate change is the most serious issue facing humankind."

These multi-media presentations empower us with a renewed sense of commitment to the actions required to address global warming.

The roadshow aims to:

Catalyse, invigorate and support grassroots climate study/action groups across N America
Address the hopeless despair that many people feel and provide tools to
transform despair into empowerment and effective action.
Unveil the false, "business as usual", solutions being touted by most political parties
Raise awareness and inspire political action towards the real solutions that we, the people, must insist upon.
Provide resources for the many things that we can all do to rectify the situation.

The evening forums will include:

Video presentation with footage of both Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and climate expert, Ross Gelbspan and Al Gore speaking about the importance of grass roots action.
Information to expose false solutions and identify real solutions to global warming.
Discussion of the role of the denial of feelings of anguish and despair
in making us feel helpless, hopeless, paralyzed, what can one person do
anyway, its too late etc etc.
If a climate study/action group already exists, we will learn of their activities. Where no such group currently exists, people will be invited and encouraged to form one on the spot.
Discussion of the importance of direct democracy & grassroots action and how each of us now needs to awaken those around us to the urgency of addressing the climate crisis.

John Seed is founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre. John has been working for 30 years for the conservation of nature. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to conservation and the environment.



The Rising Tide Road Show's Climate Action Tour

Friday, May 11
7 p.m.
Food For Thought Books in downtown Amherst, MA

Saturday, May 12
Unitarian Universalist Society, downtown Northampton between City Hall and Pulaski Park.

The Rising Tide Road Show's Climate Action Tour uses music, theater, and multi-media presentations to address climate change and environmental justice, the new coal rush, debunking false solutions to climate change, international opposition to the fossil fuel industry, and creative actions communities can take. The Road Show will travel the continent in a bus powered by recycled veggie oil, bringing the struggle for justice and sustainability to community centers, churches, and schools around the continent.

Local sponsors include NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), Citizens Awareness Network, Pedal People, Coop Power, The Enviro Show, Earthlands, The Bicycle Kitchen, The Montview Neighborhood Farm, and Mass Bike- Pioneer Valley Chapter.

For more info go to www.risingtidenorthamerica.org
or email: enviroshow@valleyfreeradio.org

NRC Annual Assessment of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor

Monday, May 14
6 p.m.
Quality Inn, 1380 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 050301

To discuss NRC’s assessment of the safety performance of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station for calendar year 2006.

This is a Category 1 Meeting. The public is invited to observe the meeting. After the business portion, but before the NRC adjourns, the public will have an opportunity to communicate with the NRC regarding Entergy’s performance at Vermont Yankee and the role of the agency in ensuring safe plant operations.

Members of the public may provide questions or particular topics of interest for discussion in advance of the meeting to the meeting contact.

NRC’s assessment letter can be found in ADAMS with Accession Number ML070610598. The slides for the meeting can be located in ADAMS with an Accession Number of ML071150269.

ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web Site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.

Additional information relative to the NRC’s Annual Assessment process and the safety performance of Vermont Yankee can be found on the NRC Web Site at: http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/index.html.

Meeting Contact: Raymond Powell, Chief, Projects Branch 5
(610) 337-6967
E-mail: rjp@nrc.gov



Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance

Monday, May 14
5:00 - 6:30 pm
190 River St., Montpelier, VT
(room in warehouse "Steph's Nutty Granola, Next to ReStore and behind the furniture store, near Finkerman's Barbecue)

Come and help shut down VY. We will start to organize for the Fall Action!!
The VYDA meet the second and forth Mondays of the month at 5:00.

Potluck dinner and VYDA reunion with special guest Al Giordano!

May 21, 6:00
Ginny and Cort's house, 305 Guyette Road, East Montpelier 223-3174

(From Montpelier: Rt 14 north, 2.2 miles past Dudleys General Store, turn left onto Hammet Hill Road, top of hill turn right onto Guyette Rd, turn onto driveway on left after white mailbox # 305)

We invite you to join us and gather together with some of the best array of activists in Central Vermont and partake in delicious food and terrific conversation with old and new friends. Please join us to welcome back Al Giordano for his first visit to Vermont in many years. After we eat and converse, Al will give share some of his amazing experiences in Mexico and Latin America where he has been living and reporting from for ten years. It will be a great evening and we hope you can join us!
In hopes of peace,
Ginny and Cort

SolarFest - The New England Renewable Energy Festival

July 14-15
Forget-Me-Not Farm on McNamara Road in Tinmouth, Vermont

Rain or Shine!
Come by and say Hi!
CAN will have a table with literature and the latest information on the fight against VY and for Renewable Energy!!

for more info http://www.solarfest.org/index.php

Recent articles related to VY. There are more posted at www.nukebusters.org

1. Governor needs to take action on climate change


2. Shumlin wants to reopen nuke waste issue


3. Bravo to Senate's plans on Vt. Yankee


Donate now!


Please consider making a donation towards our campaign to secure a Sustainable, Green and Local Energy Future for all of New England!!


Thank you very much!!

Volunteers for Tabling events!

We are looking for a few more interested people who would like to staff a CAN table at various events lasting from 1 hr to the whole day. If you would like more info about what we need, please call 413-863-8952 or email cchang@nukebusters dot org.



Weekly Green Energy Vigil - NOTE change in TIME!!

Thursday, May 10, 17, 24, 31
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT

We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US!!

for more info 802-387-4060

"Silkwood" Film showing

Sat, June 30th
Reel World Films, Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls, MA

Thank you for calling your state Representative!!

Claire Chang
Citizens Awareness Network

Type here rest of post (finish w. line below) (delete that line when done)