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Iowa Farmers Oppose Nuclear Power

WILTON—About 65 people gathered at the Wilton Community Center last night to view a screening of the documentary, “The Atomic States of America,” hosted by the group Saving America’s Farmland and Environment (S.A.F.E.). Attendees also heard an update from two … Continue reading

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Vilsack's Energy Policy Legacy

Does Tom Vilsack’s 2007 consulting agreement with MidAmerican Energy matter any more? It does, but not in the way conservative pundits characterized it, as a form of political corruption, after President Obama appointed Vilsack to his current job as secretary … Continue reading

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Still In Iowa Just Up The Road

And Still, in Iowa, just up the Road, and over the Hill, conveniently kept outta our moral sight, sits the Halo at Palo still glowing, still Glowing, still GLOWING… SHUT DOWN the nuclear reactor at Palo! March 11, 2013 John … Continue reading

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Senator Hogg: Nuclear Power Bill A “Radical Departure” For Iowa

Two letters in the Des Moines Register are right on target about the bill now being considered in the Iowa legislature (House File 561) that will force taxpayers to fund a MidAmerican Energy study to assess the feasibility of a … Continue reading

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HF 561 & Iowa's Senator Liz Mathis

As readers should know, we oppose HF 561, a bill in the legislature relating to new nuclear power in Iowa. In advocating against this bill, what has become clear is that whatever the resolution, the outcome is not about which … Continue reading

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Don't put Iowa's Farmers at Risk from Costly Nuclear Power

by Francis Thicke As we approach the first anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear tragedy in Japan, it is a fitting time to remember the human costs after several nuclear reactors melted down in Fukushima. Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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In Response to the MidAmerican Energy Video

Today, MidAmerican Energy released a new YouTube video making their case for passage of HF 561. While they criticize what they call “special interest groups” in the public discussion of this bill, what they fail to say is that they … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Nuclear Risk One Year After The Fukushima Disaster

Please contact your state senator today especially if they are on the Commerce Committee.  See list below. Who to call: Senate switchboard: 515-281-3371 Matt McCoy (D, District 31), Chair Tom Rielly (D, District 38), Vice Chair Bill Anderson (R, District … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Bill to be Considered by Commerce Committee on March 8

Mike Glover of the Associated Press is retiring in May, and the work must get easier as his last day as a State Capitol reporter approaches. For example, Glover could phone it in and run a story similar to the … Continue reading

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NRC: Iowa's Hero or Villain?

During Iowa’s debate over HF 561, an act relating to the permitting, licensing, construction and operation of nuclear generating facilities, it seems unclear whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is a villain or a hero. Proponents of nuclear power have … Continue reading

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