New England Coalition

The Vermont Supreme Court has dismissed a request for an injunction to shut down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A lawyer for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's owner told the Vermont Supreme Court it should dismiss a complaint that says the plant has been disobeying orders from the utility regulating Public Service Board.

During oral arguments Wednesday, Entergy Corp. lawyer Kathleen Sullivan said the board was in error when it ruled twice last year that by continuing to operate the plant, Entergy was violating the terms of the board's ruling that allowed the company to buy the plant in 2002.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A federal court judge has denied a motion for an injunction by Entergy Nuclear that would have barred the New England Coalition from bringing an enforcement request to the Vermont Supreme Court.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Last week, the New England Coalition filed a complaint with the Vermont Supreme Court asking for an injunction to force the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to cease operations until the Public Service Board rules on a Certificate of Public Good - the state’s operating license.  On Monday, the Vermont Department of Public Service asked the Court to deny that petition.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

The New England Coalition, which opposes continued operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, is asking Vermont’s highest court to issue an injunction forcing the plant to shut down.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

An anti-nuclear group is asking the Vermont Supreme Court to order an immediate shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

The New England Coalition points to a state Public Service Board order last week saying the Vernon reactor's owners agreed in 2002 to shut down if they didn't have a new state certificate of public good by this past March.