A Message In Uncertain Times

In the words of our community elder, Annie Laura Howard Stephens, “Be encouraged. Be encouraged. Be encouraged.” It’s uncertain times like these that remind us to be steadfast in our trust in ourselves and each other. The multiple stories of acts of kindness such as pop-up food pantries, young people running …

NRC Announces Opportunity to Request Hearing on Vogtle Unit 3 Notice of Intended Operation

The NRC has published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request a limited adjudicatory hearing regarding the notice of intended operation. Petitions requesting a hearing must be filed by April 13, by anyone whose interest may be affected by Vogtle Unit 3’s proposed operation and who wishes to participate as …

Energy Dept. Nearly Triples Funding for Plutonium Pit Production Cuts Cleanup in Half But Refuses to Complete New Env. Impact Statement for Los Alamos Lab

Nuke Watch New Mexico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 10, 2020 Contact: Jay Coghlan, Nuclear Watch NM, 505.989.7342, jay@nukewatch.org Scott Kovac, Nuclear Watch NM, 505.989.7342, scott@nukewatch.org Santa Fe, NM – Today the Department of Energy’s semi-autonomous nuclear weapons agency, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), announced that it will not complete a new site-wide environmental impact …

The Women of Georgia WAND at Capitol Conservation Day by Phyllis Richardson

The Georgia WAND squad lobbied under the Gold Dome on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, focusing on HB 545, The Right to Farm and SB 123 which helps to offset the burden of having a landfill accept coal ash within their jurisdiction.  Coal ash, the waste leftover from burning coal, has …

2nd Annual Legislative Tea & Sweets at the Georgia State Capitol Report Back

Georgia WAND Education Fund held its 2ndAnnual Legislative Tea & Sweets on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Georgia State Capitol. We were able to connect across the aisles this year and have diverse attendance. The event was open to the public as well with approximately 62 people in attendance, twenty-four of …

2020 Letter from the Executive Director & First Quarter Event Calendar

Welcome to tomorrow, folks! Georgia WAND is poised to improve the lives of people here in Georgia, across the nation, and around the globe. Our perspective as a southern, black-woman lead, grassroots organization serving frontline communities has been missing from past solutions. Not any more!  At national decision-making tables with …