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Voices In the Week's News: May 24, 2013

Experts Say Time Is Running Out To Fight Spread of Japanese Knotweed

(Brian Colleran) “The simplest way to get into it is to dig slowly and carefully with a very small spade and try to find the whole plant..”

Economic Outlook Stresses Manufacturing
 
(Jeffrey Carr) "We’re not only known now for the quality of the cheese we make, we’re increasingly becoming known for the quality of the beer we brew.”

Goats Rid Reading School of Poison Ivy
 
(Navaea Sullivan) "It was very funny to see our teacher riding one of the goats into the pasture…it was very funny.”

States Ask NRC For Environmental Review Of Radioactive Waste

(Bill Sorrell) "The NRC should follow the court’s guidance and consider in licensing or re-licensing decisions not permitting any future generation of spent nuclear fuels unless or until the federal government comes up with a permanent solution for the storage of spent nuclear fuels."

Leahy Drops Fight For Same Sex Marriage Immigration Reform But Vows Fight In The Future

(Leahy) "It was a difficult thing for me because I feel very strongly on this,” said Leahy.  “I don’t know how I can look at two legally married couples in Vermont and say to one we can help you but then turn to the other one equally legally married and say however under our law we have to discriminate against you. It’s not right and it’s not fair.”