Safe & Green Campaign Asks Hilltown Residents To Act Locally: Retire Vermont Yankee

Randy Kehle of Colrain, MA writes:

If you live in one of the towns within 20 miles of the “Vermont Yankee” (VY) nuclear reactor in Vernon, Vermont–a.k.a. the “evacuation zone” (see list of towns below)–and,

If you would like to see this aged, accident-prone reactor retired on schedule when its original 40-year license expires in March of 2012, rather than allowed to operate for another 20 years, until 2032(!), as VY’s Louisiana-based, mega-corporate owner, Entergy Nuclear, is pushing for

Then, please click HERE to read and sign onto our letter to the members of the Vermont legislation, who may soon be casting an historic vote re Vermont Yankee’s future.

And then, please share this message with others who live in “Evacuation Zone” towns (list below) and urge them to send it out to their friends and neighbors. We need everyone’s help with this, ASAP.

The letter will be carried – by hand and on foot – to the Vermont State Capitol and personally presented to legislators by people from the evacuation zone who will be participating in a 120-mile walk, January 2-13, 2010 from Brattleboro to Montpelier, entitled “Step It Up to Shut It Down.” To join or support the walk, go to:

Towns within (or partially within) 20 miles of the VY nuclear reactor:

VERMONT: Brattleboro, Brookside, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, Wilmington

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Chesterfield, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Richmond, Roxbury, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester

MASSACHUSETTS: Athol, Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Royalston, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell

3 Comments on “Safe & Green Campaign Asks Hilltown Residents To Act Locally: Retire Vermont Yankee

  1. From: Harvey Schaktman

    Celebrate the historic vote in the Vermont Senate to retire Vermont Yankee!

    After the historic victory at the VT State Senate on February 24 and the near perfect success during this past week’s VT Town Meetings, we are throwing a celebratory party on Saturday March 13 from 6-10pm at “The Stone Church” (corner of Grove & Main streets) in Brattleboro. Enjoy local food, beverages, music and dancing. Bring your family and friends.

    Live musical performances by:

    *Derrik Jordan performing as SuperString Theory (electric violin looping with percussion) from 6 -7pm

    *Bob Stannard blues harmonica and “The People’s Lobbyist”

    *Scott Ainsle singer-songwriter and all around fabulous bluesman

    *John Sheldon http://www.johnsheldon. com singer-songwriter and guitarist

    Also, the Vermont Citizens Action Network (VCAN) will be announcing the winner of the “Solar Panel Raffle.” Come see who will win a home solar panel system valued at $5,000! It could be you!

    There will be no charge, however, donations are strongly encouraged. We are aiming to make this a Zero Waste event, so if you can bring your own plate, cup and silverware, we would greatly appreciate it. For more information, details or questions, contact Chad Simmons at (802) 377-7403 or

    This event is sponsored by the Safe & Green Campaign, the Citizens Awareness Network and Nuclear Free Vermont by 2012.

  2. Erik Hoffner writes:

    Give your opinion on the Vermont Yankee Plant via this Burlington VT television station’s poll if you like: just a web thing of course, but at least it gives the authors of the main article, which says that people support the plant, an avenue for direct feedback:

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