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2013-11-07 12:24:12

Tribe urges viewers to consider the risks of generating more nuclear power without first identifying a solution for long-term radioactive waste storage WELCH, Minn., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community's Tribal Council today issued the following statement in response to CNN's plans to air "Pandora's Promise," a documentary film that heavily favors an increased reliance on nuclear power and explores attitudes about potential environmental benefits. "The...

2013-10-11 12:20:23

WELCH, Minn., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community's (PIIC) five-member Tribal Council yesterday issued a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner, urging them to end the lock-out of Federal nuclear inspectors and other NRC employees. The text of the letter is below. "As you are aware, the federal government shutdown has caused 'non-essential' federal government workers to be furloughed, an...

2012-10-11 15:21:46

WELCH, Minn., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this week, the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) previewed issues it hopes to raise during an early November hearing with the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board - when the tribe will continue its fight against a 40-year extension of onsite nuclear waste storage on Prairie Island. Xcel Energy's initial Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) license expires on...

2012-08-14 14:20:48

WELCH, Minn., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community issued the following statement from Tribal Council President Johnny Johnson in response to today's forced shutdown of one of two reactors at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. According to Xcel Energy, operators at the plant were forced to shut down Unit 1 early this morning when two diesel generators were determined to be inoperable during a monthly test. The unit is being shut down until the...

2012-06-08 10:20:50

WELCH, Minn., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on the federal government to fulfill its promise and legal obligation to remove nuclear waste from Prairie Island - the Tribe's ancestral homeland - after a federal court rejected Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") regulations to extend on-site storage to 60 years beyond the closure of nuclear reactor sites without conducting a comprehensive environmental impact study. "When on-site nuclear storage...

2011-09-15 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two dozen prominent national, state, local and Native American organizations have written to the U.S. Senate expressing their support for funding for the resumption of the Yucca Mountain Project review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and related licensing-support activities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The 26 organizations -- which comprise a cross-section of energy consumers, regulators, elected...

2009-10-15 14:11:00

RED WING, Minn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on President Barack Obama to follow the law and deliver on the federal government's decades-old mandate and promise to establish a permanent repository for the nation's commercial nuclear waste. The Tribe's urging comes after Congress approved the FY2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill which cuts funding for the proposed national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., to record low...

2008-10-29 18:00:13

RED WING, Minn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Tribal Council and Prairie Island Indian Community appreciate the opportunity to present our concerns in response to Xcel Energy's application to re-license the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant during today's Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing in Hastings, Minn. We know this is a step in the larger process and we look forward to working with the NRC and Xcel Energy to come to a solution that addresses our Community's many...


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2012-06-18 07:11:48

Symbol: CAGR21 Group: Dicot Family: Scrophulariaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CAHOG Castilleja hololeuca Greene ssp. grisea (Dunkle) Munz Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

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