Juneteenth – Lessons for Environmental Justice
Janie Scott, Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Manager, Georgia-WAND Tim Judson, Executive Director, NIRS This week we commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the struggle for Black liberation in the US. Yesterday, Congress and President Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. It is so named for the date—June 19th, 1865—when word of their liberation……Read More
Exelon Sees No Future in Nuclear Power — Why Should Anyone Else?
The largest nuclear power company in the country is ready to cash out. Exelon Corp. owns 23 operating reactors across five states, as well as five closed reactors. It is also the largest utility company in the nation, with over 10 million customers across 6 states and Washington, DC. But in February, Exelon announced that……Read More
The Legacy of George Floyd: For Racial Justice, We Must Work for Systemic Change
NIRS honors the life and loved ones of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer one year ago today. On this memorial, we also remember the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on its 100th anniversary (May 31-June 1), when a white mob attacked the thriving Black neighborhood of Greenwood, burning down and bombing……Read More