Monday, February 07, 2011

Nonviolent Action To Decommission Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

Below is a letter from Brattleboro area journalist and green jobs activist Eesha Williams. It includes an invitation to support a nonviolent action supporting the Vermont Legislature's decision to decommission the aging and accident-prone Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in March 2012. The action at the Entergy Corporation offices in Brattleboro will take place on Monday, February 28, at noon. While the Transition Movement that I am active in is often described as "more like a party than a protest," enforcing the people's desire for clean energy and green jobs could well make this action worth supporting. I ask people to decide for themselves.

Here's Eesha's letter:
Dear Friends,

Last year, the people of Vermont used the democratic process to order Entergy Corporation of Louisiana to close its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in March 2012. Instead of obeying the will of the people, Entergy is now spending vast sums of money on lobbying, TV advertising, and lawyers to try to keep its dangerous, polluting nuke running until at least 2032.

Me and at least four other people are planning to risk arrest for non-violent civil disobedience at the Entergy office in Brattleboro at noon on February 28. We are asking the public to come out to support us and witness our action. We will not damage any property and we have notified the police. We will cooperate with the police if and when they arrest us. We will peacefully walk to the police cars and not say anything rude or confrontational to the police. We will consider allowing anyone to risk arrest with us if they contact us by February 21. I can be reached by phone at (802) 254-2531 or by e-mail by going to and clicking "contact."

Eesha Williams
Dummerston, Vermont


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