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Week of March 5

March 16, 2012

  • CNN and E&EDaily spoke with Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on March 8-10 about nuclear safety issues in the United States a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
  • NPR's "Only A Game" talked to Professor Michael McCann on March 10 about the legal implications of the NFL's bounty scandal in which players were paid to injure other players.
  • Greenwire spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on March 9 about the controversy over form letters often used during environmental reviews conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act.
  • The Tampa Bay Times cited research by Mark Cooper in a March 9 story about Progress Energy's plan to build a nuclear power complex in Florida. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • Nature carried an article by Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on March 8 in which he said economics will be the deciding force in many nation's decisions to phase out nuclear power after the accident at Fukushima.
  • The Burlington Free Press reported March 8 on Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber being selected as the school's commencement speaker in May.
  • The Associated Press, whose story was carried by Yahoo! News, CNBC and other media nationwide, talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on March 7-8 about the latest legal wrangling as next week's deadline for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant approaches.
  • MSNBC talked to Mark Cooper on March 6 about cost and safety obstacles facing the U.S. nuclear industry a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • The Mail on Sunday (London) and Reuters,  whose story was picked up worldwide, spoke with Professor Michael McCann on March 5 about a federal  judge's refusal to dismiss a $386 million lawsuit against the owners of the New York Mets by the trustee seeking money for victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud.
  • Reuters The Wall Street Journal , NPR and 95.7 The Game (San Francisco) included Professor Michael McCann in March 5 stories about the NFL's "pay-for-pain" bounty scandal.
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