Irene Dickinson: The Woman Who Shut Down the Indian Point Nukes | By John Cronin

Many took bows when Governor Andrew Cuomo decided the Indian Point nuclear plants should be closed. The late Irene Dickinson would not have taken credit if she were able. But she led the early anti-Indian Point movement when that was the loneliest activism in the state. Her work and legacy gave courage and inspiration to defeat seven other Hudson Valley nukes and, ultimately, bring down Indian Point.  Read more . . .  

Administration Watch

Sweetheart deal for man hired to sweep Scott Pruitt's office for eavesdropping bugs. ~ Business associate of the head of Pruitt's security got EPA contract. ➔  Washington Post

EPA environmental justice adviser ran a company where 40 workers inhaled Plutonium ~ Michael Tilchin is VP of CH2M Hill, where dozens of workers inhaled cancer-causing plutonium—not once, but on multiple occasions.  ➔ Newsweek 

The Interior Department is spending $139,000 on new doors for Secretary Zinke’s office.  ~  That’s four-and-a-half Ben Carson home dining sets just for some lousy doors. What’s wrong with the current doors? Why was there only one bid? ➔ Slate

Zinke Says Interior Department Should Be a Partner With Oil Companies ~ Long regulatory reviews with uncertain outcomes are "un-American." ➔ Bloomberg

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