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STEWC has strong presence at Rally of Unity on January 8th!

On January 8th, members of STEWC joined members of over 20 other progressive activist groups in a Rally of Unity at the State House. It was an inspiring and successful day with over 150 participants, including drumming and dancing led by members of the Wabanaki Confederacy who are also raising awareness on #IdleNoMore. Thanks to everyone for coming to speak to legislators and share hope for a healthy and prosperous future in Maine, the way life should be!

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Highway Robbery: Public-Private Infrastructure Partnerships

How “public-private-partnerships” extract private profit from public infrastructure projects.

BY DARWIN BONDGRAHAM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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In 1995, California granted a private company the right to construct express toll lanes along the State Route 91 freeway in Orange County, a region inhabited by millions, with some of the heaviest traffic flows in the nation. This was the first modern privatized highway in the United States. The California Private Transportation Company (CPTC), a partnership of […]

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TD Economics Special Report: Pipeline Expansion is a National Priority

 

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Peter Vigue, Cianbro CEO, is on the board of TD Bank. TD Bank is the largest financer of tarsands projects.

Hanford Tank Farm Watchdogs Hopeful Three Tanks Cleaned Out By Summer’s End

August 1, 2012

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington environmental regulators are hoping that crews at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will clean out three more aging tanks of radioactive waste by the end of summer. A federal judge has ordered that ten tanks in an area known as “C-Farm” have to be closed by September of 2014.

Cleaning up mammoth underground tanks of radioactive waste at Hanford is like sucking thick sandy mud through a straw — sort of like a gunk […]

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First of Hanford’s highly radioactive sludge moved away from river

 

U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY NEWS RELEASE – Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, away from the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s cleanup of the Hanford Site in Washington State.

Today, DOE contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) safely transferred the first large container of highly radioactive sludge from a basin next to a former plutonium production reactor to dry storage in the center […]

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East-West through Dover-Foxcroft

Regional Map: The Forks to Coburn Gore

Regional map: Costigan to Dover-Foxcroft

Regional map: Guilford to the Forks

Nuke board leader says technical problems challenge Hanford plant

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 3:11 PM

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A waste treatment plant under construction at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is vital to cleaning up the contaminated site, but unresolved technical problems with its design challenge its ability to operate safely and efficiently, the chairman of a federal nuclear board said Thursday.

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Board, which makes safety recommendations about the nation’s nuclear facilities, was in Washington for its second public hearing over the plant, which […]

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