A letter from Amy Shollenberger - The People's Lobbyist
Thank you for the opportunity to once again work with CAN to move us all toward a renewable energy future. I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to learn that Vermont Yankee will indeed be closing just a few days after being hired to replace Bob Stannard as the People’s Lobbyist. I have worked with Bob for years and appreciate all of his work to represent all of us for the past several years.
It is an honor to be given an opportunity now to represent all of you in the Vermont state house, as we now work to make sure that as Vermont Yankee is decommissioned, it is done safely and thoroughly, and Entergy is held accountable for the costs of cleaning up the site for unrestricted use.
I know many of you already, and I look forward to meeting all of you as I work with CAN this year. My history with CAN goes back to the summer of 2000, when I traveled with several CAN members across the country with a mock nuclear fuel cask and a hearse to raise awareness about the dangers of the potential “Radioactive Roads and Rails” that lead to Yucca Mountain. I was also a CAN board member for a few years, and I helped to talk Bob into lobbying for VCAN way back in 2006.
As we begin this new chapter for Vermont Yankee, our whole team at Action Circles (www.action-circles.com) is eager to work with CAN and with all of you, and of course, celebrating the closure of Vermont Yankee.