|| Opinion: Letter to the Editor on Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant|
From: Norman Emmons |
To the Editor,
Living in New Hampshire there are no democratic processes available to us to help shut down an aging reactor in another state. It has become clear that Vermont seems powerless too. The recent ruling of Federal Judge Murtha allowing a rogue corporation to have complete power over the state and all its people, brings into focus the sad fact that we have a fake democracy.
Our Federal government, with its institutions, (such as the NRC or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission), that are supposed to regulate issues concerning the health and safety of the people, are utterly unable to do this because they are controlled by the corporate elite. The corporate elite owns the media, the political parties and government policies.
It is glaringly time for revolutionary change that will give control to the people. One tiny way to do this would be if the State of Vermont takes over Entergy Nuclear by the process of eminent domain, after which the people can decided the fate of Vermont Yankee. ...
Most of us, myself included, did not know that this was a successful procedure in the State of New York in the 1980's, ending what was to be Long Island's "Nuclear Park" - Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant.
Between nuclear energy and nuclear weapons we are creating a radioacitve world that will soon be uninhabitable.
For more information on the possibility of using eminent domain in Vermont, click here:
Norman Emmons lives in Charlestown, NH and grew up in Springfield VT. He has been standing for peace for many years in New Hampshire and Vermont, come rain, sun, or snow. He works for the timely dismantling of Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant, and often heads out to Boston or Washington, D.C. in the effort of Speaking Truth to Power.
[02 April 2012]
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