Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Kelly Taylor is an engineer at Dominion and works at the North Anna Nuclear Power Station near Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Taylor is also a member of AAEA and recently represented us at a national environmental justice conference. After many years of invaluable service, she has announced that she will be leaving the company in July. What a trememdous loss for the nuclear industry. Anyone who has ever met Ms. Taylor knows her commitment, boundless energy and restless imagination. Regardless of why she is leaving the company, it is a great loss. And if she does not stay involved in promoting nuclear power, it will hurt the nuclear renaissance movement.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
There are still a few openings for panel presentations; there are still slots for poster presentations also. If you are interested in attending the conference or presenting please register. If you are presenting, please submit an abstract soon. Conference information can be found at: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/diversityejresearchsymposium.
Dorceta E. Taylor
Friday, May 04, 2007
Laurent Lawrence, New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance
The Mike Espy presentation video had technical difficulties. Hopeufully it can be salvaged and will be included with the rest of the videos on environmental justice and nuclear energy.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
California is making itself vulnerable to blackouts again by opposing all energy projects everywhere, except for a couple of windmills up near where the Rolling Stones played a deadly concert decades ago. Many of the current plants are older than the Stones. This LNG project would not be environmentally damagnig and would provide the needed natural gas for electricity generation. California opposes coal and nuclear plants. Deep Cali ecologists will also oppose wind and solar projects based on land use objections. Wake up California. Help your governor to assure your lights will stay on.
Clearly a decision was made to marginalize or ignore us. Of course, outright hostility was not expected. It is being reported that the PR firm hired to handle the coalition is being paid millions to provide outreach and publicity. No publicity for AAEA. We were run off and our contribution to the nuclear renaissance ignored. In fact, others are being given credit for adding the 'environmentalist' spark. Although history will evidently be rewritten and broadcast to reflect a preferred perspective, we were there when nobody else cared or dared to stand up.
AAEA withdrew from the CASEnergy Coalition due to the hostility shown to us. Some token gestures are being taken to distract from and to avoid acknowledging AAEA's groundbreaking work as the first environmental group to support nuclear power, its president as the first environmentalist in the U.S. to publicly support the technology and AAEA as the ONLY environmental group currently supporting nuclear power. It takes some real effort to avoid acknowledging these facts. It represents the continuation of an ugly historical trend to avoid acknowledging African American inventiveness and achievement.
AAEA gets extra contempt from antinuclear activists and segregated environmental groups for being pronuclear. Contempt and avoidance from most of the nuclear industry for being pronuclear seems to be irrational. Such marginalization clearly dimnishes our effectiveness and effective outreach by the nuclear industry. Blacks have been almost entirely excluded from meaningful participation in the energy sector. It is a shame that this is a continuation of that exclusion.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Norris Solo Creek Clean Up Below (To U2)