Saturday, February 17, 2007

Googlism for "Indian Point"

I never heard of Indian Point till I saw the 'one singular focus' on your website.
Googlism for "Indian Point" says:
indian point is a red flag for terrorists; shut it down
indian point is safe? that's hard to believe
indian point is safe regardless of the lack of being educated
indian point is now available on vhs
indian point is unsafe
indian point is unsurpassed in its offering of the largest variety of lengths
indian point is essential to our environment and economy
indian point is no safer closed than operating
indian point is robustly protected against terrorist attack
indian point is considerably more problematic now
indian point is intensifying
indian point is nothing new announces new plan with entergy to protect spent fuel pools
indian point is likely to drift toward the economic fallout from enron
indian point is not someone else's problem
indian point is simply in the wrong place
indian point is perfect for a honeymoon
indian point is widely considered a joke except there's nothing funny about it
indian point is a life and death issue
indian point is a time bomb slowly going off in the mouths of our children
indian point is a catastrophe waiting to happen
indian point is how much the region can reduce its energy demand through conservation
indian point is situated to the east of disney

Much more on
Scott Blake

Friday, February 16, 2007

While the Earth Burns... a Night at Greendrinks

(From left to right: Model Persiana, RemyC, Model Fierce. Photo courtesy Margaret Lydecker.)
Sherwood's been at me to write up something about Greendrinks the other night... He was sick as a dog, so he didn't make the promised trek down to Manhattan. There's always next month... He quit smoking a few weeks ago, a two pack a day habit, for 20 years... and he picked NOW to do this? Went through withdrawal chills for a week, spewing out chunks of lung... nice. Hang in there my man, take in some fresh air, gobble some pro-biotics, amino acids, and zinc. You'll be better than new, in what, nine months?!? Hopefully by then, we'll have Indian Point mothballed, and John Hall cutting the green ribbon at his alternative energy center!

But I'm getting way ahead of myself... How are we going to do this? And how will expressing a strategy, sharing it openly with Entergy and our friends at the NRC, on these here public pages, going to work? May I have your attention please...
Greendrinks is the brainchild of Edwin Datschefski in the UK. Greendrinks is now an international phenomena, with chapters in nearly every major city in the world. Ed was the first contributor to my website The Environmentals dedicated to producing photos of models with nuclear power plants to draw renewed attention to the issue. Ed and I met online while blogging about green design. At the time I was helping Angela Lindvall gather information for her Collage Foundation, and conceptualized magazine. Ed was one of the first to join the LuMag list in 2001.

I finally made the trek to my first Greendrinks in Manhattan when fashion model environmentalist Summer Rayne Oakes and I were working to launch PlanetTV with the Turner Media Group, and John Howell, once editor of Hemp Times and ELLE magazine. TMG owns and operates a string of home shopping cable networks. They envisioned transforming their Healthy Living TV into PlanetTV... it never materialized... but by then, Summer and I had built SpongeTV, a green mobile TV links portal, which TreehuggerTV put to good use to launch their own online TV channel.

Greendrinks NYC is hosted by Margaret Lydecker, a principal at NICHE, a modern design firm focused on creating beautiful contemporary interiors and furniture with an emphasis on sustainability. She has worked tirelessly to assemble the best and the brightest green wannabes in her salon every month, without fail, with the help of many friends. The holiday Christmas party found over 800 people there... the one last Tuesday in the Red Room at Park, the same space I held my Lü magazine party a couple months ago, saw the room packed to the brim... with people spilling out into the glassed in garden, with NBC television chronicling the proceedings.

I think Greendrinks NYC may also owe some of its steady, gradual rise, to the ICI-nyc party Summer Rayne Oakes, Josh Dorfman, Chuck Heckman and myself hosted at the nightclub Libation last year. I enlisted the participation of Brian Howard, the director of IT at E magazine. We were able to email 20.000 invitations to a who's who of the environmental and fashion community. ICI-nyc saw 1400 people walk through the doors. After my partners in this affair decided they did not want to make it a regular event, it seems as if Greendrinks inherited momentum the ICI-nyc party gave to the green fashion an design scene in Manhattan.

Josh wasn't there on Tuesday. There was in fact very few familiar faces. It seemed to be all new people who are discovering this amazing networking event, where everyone attends to save the planet. Josh is busy putting the finishing touches on a book, named after his radio show: The Lazy Environmentalist. Josh was raised in Westchester County. He's been conditioned by years of Entergy lies to beleive Indian Point is safe. He refuses to invite anti-nuclear activists on his show. To Josh, Indian Point is a non-issue, nuclear power is the solution to global warming. Josh calls himself an environmentalist. His mom and dad drive a Prius. He runs his factory space in a very environmentally friendly way... yet he cannot bring himself to understand, that a leaking fuel rod pool at Indian Point threatens all the good green works he and his friends are doing in New York. It's very frustrating.

Josh also won't pay any heed to so-called more radical environmental organizations, so there is no mention of E magazine in his book's resources... or Eco-Chick, or any of my work. We've become non-entities in this man's consciousness. Could it be because we're not lazy? We're passionate, we're desperate? These are not enviable qualities in Josh's green world, which seems to be more about crafting a commercially viable green branding image, rather than carving a new social movement that will remove corporate environmentals criminals from power.

I'm only using Josh as an example. I like the guy... I just think he's lazy, by his own admission! Many in the green design community sadly reflect the same inability to grasp the reality of the nuclear situation. They can't wrap their head around it. We have a war machine out of control, destroying the planet, a billion cars, going round and round, spewing toxic poisons, because MIT can't find it in its heart to commercialize state-of-the-art solid state li-ion batteries they own license to, because the military-industrial complex and the energy companies they answer to, do not want to see an end to the internal combustion engine.

Talk of such things relegates you to the far corners of conspiracy theory. It isolates you socially and politically. As a child, I was the subject of much attention, as the grandson of Gurdjieff, a Russian philosopher who was credited by Timothy Leary for introducing Quantum Theory to the West. By the time I was in my early twenties, I was prive to a myriad of classified energy projects my grandfather's work had seeded, which had been compartmentalized by intelligence factions within the Trilateral Commission.

In 1973, I was asked to join this top secret intelligence community. After a two hour interview at the Secretary of the Treasury, with Zbigniew Brzezinski quietly listening in the other room, it became clear to them I was too much of a wild card to allow into their world. Yet their dearest project had been a direct result of my efforts. I have kept their secrets for over 30 years. I can no longer remain silent, because this technology they harbor under the guise of national security, is the same technology we need to save the planet.

I know that to someone like Josh, this may seem like so much fantasy, because let's face it, he's lazy, and he's never really bothered to read about quantum mechanics, or pay much attention to the billions of dollars spent each year in this country on black budget and secret military programs... and how many of these programs ravage pristine wilderness, far away from public scrutiny. I doubt he has ever spoken to Jennifer Bogo, who paid her dues as a managing editor for E The Environmental magazine, and is now a senior editor at Popular Mechanics after a stint at Audubon. She's in great deal responsible for the greening going on at Popular Mechanics, a magazine, lets not forget, who has featured Area 51 on its cover more than once. A magazine which questions what is really going on behind the velvet curtain.

We now have hundreds of secret base workers, military men, aerospace engineers, who have publicly come out, through the Disclosure Project, many featured on the Fastwalkers DVD to tell the world, that yes, indeed, there are compartmentalized factions stemming from the Pentagon that have developed radically new energy systems... the instance of UFO sightings around the world, especially now that video is so readily available, has been constantly rising. Millions of people in Mexico and Brazil have seen machines defying gravity appear in their skies. This is no longer dismissible as mass hallucination or mental fabrication. This is the reality of the situation. We are not alone, and/or secret military programs have developed and are flying gravity defying machines.

Our government, factions of our government, have been lying to the American people about what they consider to be a military ace in the hole they harbor at tax payer's expense, hiding energy technologies which today, could save our bacon from this Global Warming mess. So we can't be lazy so close to our goal. We must instead double our resolve, not take no for an answer, when the NRC, which is but an extension of DoE, which is but an extension of DoD... all departments set in place to enforce the National Security Act of 1947, which was passed for the sole purpose of classifying any and all innovative energy conversion technology of a sensitive nature to national security, making it solely the property of Defense.

We're now living in dangerous times, some say maybe even the end times, where the intelligence services of foreign nations know that America hides the solutions to Global Warming at Area 51 and other not so secret bases around the globe. There are organizations now dedicated to lifting the veil of secrecy, comprised of many insiders, like Arcos Cielos in Arizona. This is why the pressure is mounting... this is why we have a puppet in the White House and Darth Vader Cheney pulling his strings... This is why the situation has become so critical... and why I can no longer remain silent about what I know, despite my allegiance to the project, and the many childhood friends I have left behind who are still a part of it.

I naively thought that over time and good will, man would pull himself by his bootstraps and adopt the soft energy path, to restore the balance of ecological systems. I have worked diligently all my life trying to assist humanity in this effort. Yet since Earth Day 1970... we still have all nuclear power plants running full steam, bigger than ever automobiles, and lazy environmentalists afraid to tell it like it is, for fear of losing a cushy book deal, cutting out old friends from his text, for being too out there for comfort.

This probably isn't the kind of report Sherwood had in mind when he asked me to sit down and write... but I'm a trapped animal right now... between a rock and hard place... under the gun, under the microscope, who like Sherwood, has sworn to shut down Indian Point, albeit for slightly different reasons. We've each looked down the pants of Uncle Sam... we don't like the smell... that smell is all over us now, like a bad dream... yet we intend to set it right, with the power that the web affords us... there are thousands, there are perhaps millions in America today, who think like us, who are not affected by the green is the new black scene, or the green is the new red, white and blue scene... Green is green, it's the color of leaves on trees, radiating at the highest crest intensity of the electromagnetic spectrum, giving life to all things. This is what we need to restore, natural systems... we can't keep cutting down the lungs of the planet for burger meat, or making ethanol out of GMO corn when hemp could produce four times the yield. It's not enough buying organic cotton t-shirts, or sustainable wood furniture, we must all get our hands dirty to remove the bastards from power and restore Excalibur to its rightful owners.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Entergy/Indian Point-New Siren Tests Were A Partial FAILURE

Not sure what the Entergy Propaganda Machine is putting out about today's siren tests, but this author is going to state they were at least a partial failure.

You see, there are two sirens that I should be able to hear EASILY from my house here in Peekskill. I heard the one down by the park twice this morning. However, the one over on Washington NEVER made a peep. So, millions spent on more Entergy FAILURE...nothing new there though. The NRC has a record of rewarding failure in their licensees.

Poetry Contest, and Other Important News...We Need More Than A Dog and Pony Show John Hall!

Like a caterpillar tucked safely within a cocoon, society seems content to ignore the warnings of the Gods, their own selfish personal comforts far more important than a call to sacrifice for a greater societal good...let the NRC relicense the reactors, it's not our community that would pay the price if there were an accident, and what are the odds of that? WE need the electricity, besides, nuclear is safe except for that whole waste stream problem, and they'll eventually solve that problem?

Come In from the storm
the acid rain is falling
Glaziers are melting
Our shelter still has room

Indian Point is gone
2 blew up yesterday
3 the day before

They said it could not happen
They were wrong, we were right
Little comfort in that
No relief from our plight

So please come in from the storm
We could use some company

Sheltering in place
After two months
Is a lonely game at best
Better to be dead like the rest
Come in out of the storm

The isotopes are falling
It's dangerous out there
Come in from the storm
We can use some company

Children, we have a quest
Quick, get a chair,
Something to drink
We'll eat him soon
After a short rest

Just thought I would toss something up to the blog that would remind all of our readers that we are accepting submissions in our Poetry Contest, so LET'S GET CREATIVE! $1,000 is not something to sneeze at, and we want to see some really good ANTI NUCLEAR messages coming in.

On other news...I am finally FEELING BETTER after being down with a serious flu bug of some sort. Even missed Green Drinks last night, so hoping to get a report up from Remy who was able to attend. John Hall introduced his bill, and it is JUST WHAT WE FEARED...nothing more than a reworked version of Congressman Maurice Hinchey's failed bill of a year ago.

Andrew Spano and the rest of our Westchester County government seem content right now to follow a failed strategy of supporting Legislation that went NO WHERE in 2006. Congressman John Hall's office went so far as to tell Green Nuclear Butterfly that things WOULD BE DIFFERENT now that Democrats were in charge. Uhhh....if things are different, how come the Democratic Congress is STILL FUNDING GNEP? Stop lying to us. As to John Hall's contention that things are different...WANT TO MAKE A WAGER Mr. Music Man? Following suit, Hilliary again place her DEAD MARKER on the table by reintroducing her own failed legislation from SERIOUS can she be when she got NOT ONE SPONSOR last year?

Riverkeeper...if you care counting on them to SAVE US, forget about it...they did not even have Indian Point on their TOP SIX priority list for 2007! Kennedy needs to take his head out of the sand...his and Riverkeeper's ostrich impression has grown old and stale.

The new office for Green Nuclear Butterfly was officially opened at 6:09 this evening with a nice bottle of's cozy, and if any of you would like to stop in for coffee and a chat, drop us an email: Lastly...can someone send us a copy of the March Penthouse? LOL

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ecologist Magazine Weighs In the Nuclear Debate

The Nuclear Dossier: The Ultimate Guide

Yes it's expensive and clearly there is a problem with nuclear waste, but if it is the answer to climate change then why not?

All you need is a suitable location...

While the world worries about a terrorist attack on a nuclear power station, industry chiefs have an even greater threat - staff boredom

Stop worrying about major accidents such as Chernobyl, nuclear reactors legally emit radioactive particles that are causing clusters to erupt around the country

5000 years ago the English Channel didn't exist - so where are we going to bury our nuclear waste that will be safe for up to one million years...or more?

Decommissioning has a ring of finality to it. But don't be fooled. A nuclear reactor will be standing for another 150 years before it is finally razed to the ground

Monday, February 12, 2007

Rock The Reactors Green Beauty Graces March Penthouse

One of Green Nuclear Butterfly's writers, as well as a cohort in the efforts to shut down the aging Nuclear Reactors that are collectively known as Indian Point, is Remy Chevalier from the Rock The Reactors website...he's very involved in the Green Industry, and some might say the person who introduced Betcee to environmental activism, leading to her being featured on the November cover of E Magazine. Betcee is a LOT of things, but at the core of who she is, is a woman with a very GREEN HEART. Seems her latest move is a revealing one...literally.
The Rock The Reactors girl, part-Cherokee Betcee May, who recently changed her professional name to May Lindstrom, is now March's Penthouse magazine centerfold. Sure many of the men over at Indian Point will be buying that March issue, but what I found interesting, and notable was her answer to a very revealing question. Penthouse asked Betcee what she would do if she had a million dollars, and she replied: "invest in alternative energy." Good for, if she'll just get folks to join us here at the Green Nuclear Butterfly in closing down Indian Point!
Remy Chevalier of Rock The Reactors met Betcee on Friendster two years ago where she invited him to join her on Model Mayhem, a site where models and photographers meet without the need for a modeling agency. They started to collaborate on green ideas together. Remy had worked with other models like Angela Lindvall and Summer Rayne Oakes (featured here on Green Nuclear Butterfly last month) as a green consultant. Betcee agreed to pose in front of the Indian Power nuclear power plant in April of 2006, attracting much needed renewed attention to the plight of the aging reactors. The dedicated web page Remy created quickly became a huge success on the Internet, including with many workers at Indian Point, who embraced Betcee as their own pin-up girl. As I said, sure many of the nuclear plant workers will be buying the March issue.
Remy built the Rock The Reactors campaign around Betcee's image, promoting the website nationally up and down Route 66, and elsewhere around the country to bring increased focus to Indian Point and the need to shut down the plant. Betcee was a guest of honor at the Pömed party in New York, co-sponsored by Verte, (another of Remy's many projects) and ELLE magazine, where Betcee met leaders in the green fashion and design community. A Green Industry that is sadly far too QUIET in the battle to close down Indian Point. Contrary to Entergy's full page ads, nuclear is not GREEN, and I would be happy to discuss this with the editors and leaders of the Green Fashion & Design Industry at a time and place of their choosing. I'll be attending Greendrinks regularly to meet some of you.
Rock The Reactors, Betcee and Remy were the topic of a full page article in Connecticut's Fairfield Weekly written by Starre Vartan, editor of the popular green fashion blog Eco-Chick. This paved the way for Betcee's cover on E The Environmental magazine and her posing in a field of windmills in Wyoming for Summit Studios in Colorado. One of the photographs from the windmill series has also been featured here on Green Nuclear Butterfly for those wanting to search through our archives.
Betcee grew up in Minnesota. She now lives in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her modeling and acting career. She has drawn considerable attention to the issue of Indian Point. Green Nuclear Butterfly thanks Betcee for bringing attention to the serious problems at Indian Point, and hopes sincerely that she will be more visible on this important issue as the days and months unfold...who knows, perhaps she can do a photo shoot with Congressman John Hall who claims he is ready to do whatever it takes to close those reactors us, that story would make CNN.
For those in the know, it's no great secret that in the last few months, there has been some tension between Betcee and Remy, and we at Green Nuclear Butterfly certainly hope that these two get back on track. Their collaboration has done an immeasurable service to our fight to shut down Indian Point, putting the issue in people's consciousness. We couldn't wish for a more solid media assault team... So bury the hatchet guys, please, we need you. Together, we ALL can expose the lies, deceit and trickery that is keeping these dangerous reactors up and running...we can start with John Hall's dog and pony legislation introduced with great false fanfare.
We know Betcee wants to see Indian Point shut down as much as we do. Her father installs solar electricity for a living in her home state of Minnesota. The role Betcee has played in this campaign has been invaluable and amazing... We're all heartbroken that these two friends, who both believe so much in the same things, can't patch things up for the sake of the campaign.
Till then, the work they did together remains. Betcee the Rock The Reactors girl, the girl serving you organic wine on the cover of E magazine. Now Betcee is this month's Penthouse centerfold, another world, yet perhaps her way to becoming the first green anti-nuclear Pet of the Year. Betcee, if you read this, if you get on Howard Stern, please put in a good word for what we are doing... never mind Remy... OK? Don't let us down! Finish what you started.

Riverkeeper Mounts Pressure for ISA at IP


Alex Matthiessen, Riverkeeper
Laura Sedlak, Riverkeeper
914-478-4501 x 226

For Immediate Release

Pressure Mounts to Bring Independent Safety Assessment to Indian Point
Bi-Partisan Legislation Calls for In-Depth Investigation Into
Ongoing Safety and Emergency Planning Concerns

(Tarrytown, NY) Today, Riverkeeper applauded Congressman John Hall (D-NY), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) for reintroducing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require an Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The legislation requires an in-depth review of Indian Point’s vital safety and mechanical systems, the spent fuel pools, and radiological emergency evacuation plans. Riverkeeper has been advocating for an Independent Safety Assessment in light of ongoing and increasing safety problems at the plant.

“Riverkeeper commends our Congressional delegation for introducing legislation that will force the NRC to take a hard and honest look at Indian Point – something the agency is clearly not willing to do on its own,” said Riverkeeper’s president Alex Matthiessen. “Given the plant’s proximity to 20 million people and chronic safety problems, our ‘good neighbors’ at Entergy should join us in supporting this important legislation.”

The legislation calls for an Independent Safety Assessment like the one conducted at Maine Yankee after a series of problems raised serious safety questions about that nuclear plant in the mid 1990s. Indian Point, which unlike Maine Yankee is located in a densely populated metropolitan area, has had a similar rash of safety and mechanical problems during its thirty-plus years of operation. Moreover, plant employees have alleged that the plant’s owner and operator, Entergy, has created a “chilled environment” that hinders workers from raising safety concerns. And several recent reports have concluded that the NRC is failing its mandate to thoroughly protect public health and safety.

“The Congressional delegation, local government bodies, and the public-at-large are demanding this thorough review,” comments Lisa Rainwater, Riverkeeper’s Indian Point campaign director. “With the reactors up for twenty-year license extensions, it is critical that this legislation is passed into law quickly, so the findings of the Independent Safety Assessment can be considered in the relicensing review process,” added Rainwater.

Recently, under public and political pressure for a Maine Yankee-style Independent Safety Assessment at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, the NRC revised the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP) in order to include a biennial engineering assessment inspection known as the Component Design Bases Inspection (CDBI). While this new inspection did uncover a series of safety problems at Vermont Yankee, it is not considered a replacement for the Independent Safety Assessment. The differences between the two review protocols are stark. The Maine Yankee assessment incorporated over 17,000 hours of inspection by a team of twenty-five experts with no prior affiliation with Maine Yankee. In comparison, the NRC’s current CDBI incorporates approximately 700 inspection hours with NRC inspectors and contracted engineers. The State of Maine played an active role in the inspection process, while the CDBI only allows State officials to observe the review process.

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About Riverkeeper
Riverkeeper is a member-supported, not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to safeguarding the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and the watershed areas that provide drinking water to New York City and parts of four upstate counties by tracking down and stopping polluters. Since 1983, Riverkeeper has investigated and brought to justice hundreds of environmental lawbreakers.

For more information, please visit

Phillip Musegaas
Staff Attorney/Policy Analyst
Riverkeeper, Inc.
828 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
914-478-4501 x224

Sunday, February 11, 2007

John Hall Trotting Tripe Out Monday-Claims Maurice Hinchey Rewrite of Failed Indian Point Bill as His Own

First, to all those who sent me email wondering where I HAVE BEEN...doing some major work here at the house to set up a permanent office for our Close Indian Point Efforts...hope to have pictures up tomorrow or Tuesday of the new space (Set up costs were $2200, so anyone wanting to donate to the cause is MORE THAN WELCOME TO HELP OUT). Have taken over what use to be a front bedroom on the second floor of our home...location was chosen for it's view of the Hudson River, and Indian Point. We are two computers strong, with a new all in one printer/fax/scanner, and have a drawing table for (hopefully) designing some posters/protest signs and two phone lines...hoping for a third. I still have things to put away, but all in all the space is coming along nicely...should finish it up tomorrow but wanted to get something on on the blogs.
In news that is timely...John Hall will be announcing tomorrow NEW LEGISLATION (basically stolen from Maurice Hinchey and doctored up) to demand an Independent Safety and Security Assessment for Indian Point (just up the road from Peekskill)...problem is, it is nothing more than a BULL CHIT dog and pony show. It is the same tired legislation run out to dry in 2006 by Congressman Maurice Hinchey (as noted above), and it is ONLY FOR INDIAN POINT...they'll get the standard less than ten cosigners, the bill will die on the vine, and John Hall will FALSELY CLAIM that he did everything that he could to stop the relicensing. He is following the SAME FAILED STRATEGY that sees the score Nuclear Industry 48, Citizens 0 when it comes to relicensing of aging reactors.
They say timing is EVERYTHING...Green Nuclear Butterfly timed its mailing of our Open Letter To Greenpeace so that it should arrive in Washington, DC on Monday. In that open letter, we are calling on Greenpeace to work with Congress for a law that would make it mandatory to have an Independent Safety and Security Asseessment for EVERY REACTOR in America...apparently, John Hall does not believe in fairness and equality for all...if he did, his bill would call for an Independent Security and Safety Assessment of EVERY REACTOR in America...instead, he's interested in trying to create SUPER RIGHTS for just his district, and that is a recipe for FAILURE. Several of us have tried to get this message through to John Hall, but his handlers are MORE CONCERNED about his looking GOOD TO THE LOBBYIST and DEEP POCKET DONORS than doing what is right for America. In short, sort of a Sue Kelly moment of truth is about to occur on Monday.
Arthur Harris, communications director for John Hall, in a tersely worded and hostile conversation with this reporter refused to explain why John Hall has decided to trot out a poorly redone version of Maurice Hinchey's FAILED BILL of a year ago...stating, that maybe in a Democratically controlled House the Bill would have a better chance...when he was asked about the citizens in other reactor communities, Author Harris jadely stated that John Hall only works for his own constituents...apparently, only ones he LIKES...which would explain why Tom Staudter and Arthur Harris have done their best to black list The Green Nuclear Butterfly from receiving John Hall's press materials. Guess they only wish to speak to reporters that AGREE with everything John says and does. Guess they would prefer blogs that don't sing John Hall's praises not know about his appearences in the district...again, something we would expect from Sue Kelly.
Green Nuclear Butterfly and the Congressman John Hall Blog predicted this tired play on John Hall's part a month ago...he'll trot out this bill, less than ten Congress people around the Indian Point Reactors will sign onto it, it'll get read twice at committee and be sent to sub committee to die while John Hall SWEARS he did what he could on Indian Point...I got a better idea. When Arthur Harris was asked about John Hall's willingness to introduce a National Bill for all reactors communities if this one dies on the vine, he said he would not speculate on the future...odd, if John Hall really wants to shut down Indian Point, and his bill dies on the vine, one would think the answer would be and easy one...OF COURSE John Hall would introduce a NATIONAL BILL if HIS LOCAL ONE DIES (which it will).
For my readers around Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim, Diablo and other reactor communities.
Contact your elected officials in Washington, have them sign on as Co-Sponsors to Congressman John Hall's bill, and when it comes to the floor, turn it into the NATIONAL BILL reactor communities deserve. Fair and equal treatment under the law should be John Hall introducing a bill that TREATS ALL REACTOR COMMUNITIES the same...instead, he wants to introduce a SPECIAL RIGHTS BILL, and it will, let's take it out of his hands by doing the work needed to get enough co-signers to bring his half baked bill to the floor, and change it. Enough of these tricks, enough of PRETEND CONCERN on the part of liars an cheats...of which it seems , John Hall with the introduction of this bill is officially one. He does not want to close down Indian Point...he just wants everyone to think he see, his RE-ELECTION in 2008 means more to him than his principles. SAD DAY, but his press release announcing this bill shows he has sold out, and is just as corrupt as Sue Kelly EVER WAS. In closing...Governor Eliot Spitzer who has also played the Close Indian Point violin has QUIETLY been taking money from one of Entergy's PAC's.