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Oh, and gas investment interests are completely exempt from superfund legislation, so Kinder Morgan was quite serious that accidents and spills create "job opportunities" but only if "communities can organize" in getting things cleaned up. Are these the kind of jobs we want for our children in Massachusetts. Do a google search of superfund sights already in Massachusetts, and communities like Woburn that have ongoing cancer clusters decades later. Where is our health department???? ...(full comment)

Letter: Pipeline plans

Kinder Morgan was specifically named in Federal Court ruling, citing both the company and FERC for segmenting pipeline projects and stating that this process cuts short necessary environmental impact studies and regional planning The court ruled that this is illegal. . . . This "little" segment in Sandisfield, MA is actually part of an entire pipeline plan for the state of Massachusetts and should be treated as part of the entire project. ...(full comment)

Letter: Pipeline plans

Cannot compete with the Chinese unless we go back to ten hour days, doing away with the minimum wage, and paid vacations. The laws of the global economy demand this if America is to maintain a remnant of its industrial base. This country no longer has much use for its working-class. ...(full comment)

Lamson & Goodnow files for bankruptcy

Vermont Yankee will NOT eliminate emergency planning of all types. No matter the activity - decommissioning or just "babysitting" used fuel in Dry Casks, they will be prepared for fires, personnel injuries from the tear-down work, and radiation events. The article is right in saying the EPZ (for radiation events) will SHRINK - not disappear. It can shrink because the hazard shrinks and the used fuel undergoes radioactive decay. When atoms decay they then have no more to give out, so the total amount of radiation source decreases with time. Opponents will say that a great injustice is proposed, but their fear in not supported by the evidence. ...(full comment)

Vt. Yankee petition to eliminate 10-mile emergency zone moves forward

There are half a dozen companies with Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) devices racing to the marketplace. If the Solar Hydrogen Trends claims are true, they have the best system to date because their reactor produces hydrogen gas rather than heat. We can easily use hydrogen gas to power cars, trucks, trains, ships, aircraft, and spacecraft with existing, well proven off the shelf technology. I have my fingers crossed and hope this development is authentic. It would shrink the switchover time required to replace fossil fuels with LENR from many decades to just a few years. ...(full comment)

Letter: An energy solution?

Dear Recorder Reader, Due to an error on my, Rev. Don Erickson's, part, there is a mistake in this article. Please Note: There will be no Tupperware table or Gold and Silver table. Repeat, there will be no Tupperware table or Gold and Silver table. I apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, Rev. Don Erickson www.ccnoat.org ...(full comment)

North Orange and Tully Village Fair set for Saturday

We need renewables: NOW. And we need to divest of fossil fuels. ...(full comment)

Letter: No pipeline needed

In honor of those who protect & service - Keep it going!! LEOs, Firefighters, EMS Listed below are some reasons to join in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started by Pat Quinn & Pete Frates to raise ALS Awareness. These are a few of the names of LEOs, Firefighters, EMS across North America who have heard “You have ALS”. Some have lost their battle with ALS while others are living with ALS today. Police In Pursuit to ArrestALS Firefighters Fight to ExtinguishALS EMS Respond to EndALS In honor/memory of: Alan Burton, Sheriff's Captain Alfred Lloyd Hendsbee, Detective Corporal Amanda Bernier Andrew Todd Adams, Captain Anthony Meeks Armen Tamakian, Asst Chief Arthur Walters Bob Price Boyd Elliott Brian Howe Brian Sanford, Fire Chief Brian Worley Burton Peter Mortensen Calvin John Crockett, Field Sgt. Captain Brown Cary Sloan Casey Ross Cornelius Charles Francis "Skip" Kelsey Clarence “Bully” Nakaahiki Claudia Whelchel Burrows Cliff Williams, Fire Dept Chaplain Cory Oakes Craig Samples Curt Weise Cyle Harris Dan Gilbert Dan Luongo Daniel Lawerence Poe Danilo Robles Danny Sargent Daniel Scimeca Dave Harrison Dave Simpson David F. Lamoree David H. Walters David W. Egbert Dennis Gleason Dennis Halloran Derek Hogg Dick Jacobson Dominick Calabrese, Jr Don D. Delka Don Duffy Donald B. Johnson Donald C. Gustin Dudley Jourdan Ed Bigger Ed DeAngelo Sgt. Ed Pane Ed Sprecher Edmond “E.N.” Brown, Police Chief Edward Joseph Tracy Ernest Danyew (Military Police) Firefighter Cluster of ALS Deaths in Canada Foster Lisle Talge Jr., Sr. Frederick P. Parker Gary Latham Gary Temoyan George T Sims, Jr Gilbert Richardson Gloria Herfurth Hank Adkins Herman C. Smith James Arthur Dalthorp James B. Brokovich James B. Kinney James Bryan MacIntosh James L. Johnson Jr. James Lutz Sgt. James Malcolm Strong Jarrod Brodnax Jason Felton Jeff Dunn Jeffrey Ford Pittman Jeremy Norris Jerry Dixon Jim Blair, Captain Jimmy E. Driever Corporal John Anderson John Bruce John C "Jack" Dolan, Jr. John Lippincott John Stephen Massa Joshua Allen Kennedy Kelly Crush Ken Patterson Kevin Bolio Kevin Williams Larry Groom Leonard Crawford Leslie Bender Leslie Don Taylor, Police chief Lowell "Punk" Williams Lucious Thomas Mark Kelly Police Corporal Mark Riddering Matt Onyshko Matt Helm Mike McClinton Mike Wiley Napoleon Riddle Neil Alexander Noel F Lyons Norman Walker Odis "Dudley" Marvin Sanders, Sr Don Genier, Brian Dyck Patrick O'Connell, Asst Chief Patrick T. Digby Paul Brummett, senior corporal Paul Downing Pete Sharman, Detective Phil Kelleher, Fire Chief Ray Hancock Richard "Dick" Forrest Richard "Red" Hudson Richard G. "Dick" Downing Richard W. Poucher, Lt. Rob Moszer Robert Frick Robert Zlatniski Robin J. Tomlin Roger Jessup Lloyd Sgt. Roger A. Petrone, Jr. Ronald A. Stephenson Ronald L. Clemens Ronald Muzzell Roy Wells Samuel “Bulldog” Smith Scott Myers Shaun Probert, Fire Lt. Skip Prigge Sgt. Bob Madden Sgt. Robert (RJ) Anderson Shaun Probert Stephen Harry Peery Stephen T. D’Angelo Thomas Flickinger Sr, Police Lt Thomas O. Pilkington Thomas W. Ohlson Tim Wilson Toby Candilora Toby O'Brien Vernon Barnard Victor Kubisch Vincent Soto Wayne Tichenor Wes Diebert William D. Kling William Samuel Christian Jr. Winston Charles Padgett William Cumiskey Ice Bucket Challenge - challenge your fellow brothers/sisters/departments www.als.net http://room3606.com/q4tw/ www.petefrates.com ...(full comment)

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Finally, we found a man here in the United States who understands that the hydrogen reactor "Symphony 7A" is an existing device, which works in contrary to many laws of physics and produces 208,000 liters per hour of pure hydrogen. If someone has any doubts, please invite any reputable company to conduct your own tests. President of Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. ...(full comment)

Letter: An energy solution?

As I understand it, the article was minimum sentencing for anyone caught with the drug. Not everyone who uses a drug is selling it, and jail isn't always the best approach to intervention: in fact it guarantees that with a criminal record, efforts at recovery will be severely hampered. ...(full comment)

Collins: Andrews’ stance baffles supporters

Drinking water, clean air, and soil quality are more important than gas. ...(full comment)

Collins: Andrews’ stance baffles supporters

If we experience rolling blackouts, it will be because of market manipulations: these blackouts occurred in California during the Enron era of market manipulations, and what is going on in this region is yet another example. We need reforms to the market, not a giant pipeline infrastructure shipping grid for shipment overseas. We are being played. Yes, we need to take steps to address energy policy: the largest growth sector for manufacturing in Massachusetts has been solar: we have corporations here in MA that could do the job, and many communities in our region are ready and willing to participate- especially if it will help our state and region. ...(full comment)

Collins: Andrews’ stance baffles supporters

“Studies have shown that by adding this type of capacity, not only does the price come down, but the volatility comes down.” As another comment so aptly points out, the volatility assessment is based on a self-interest perspective that would do much more harm than good to our environment. Plus, it comes with a price-tag that would add more financial burdens on rate payers. ...(full comment)

Governors rein back support for energy tariff