Vermont Public Service Board

North Country News
10:15 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Anti-Wind Tower Residents Want VT Governor's Help

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Residents in the Vermont town of Newark are asking Governor Peter Shumlin to appeal a state ruling that would allow a developer to erect test towers to monitor wind speeds in the area.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Vermont Public Service: Allow Time to Fix Wind Problems

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Vermont's Department of Public Service is recommending that utility regulators find the Lowell Mountain wind project in violation for exceeding noise limits four times last winter.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Vermont Towns Ask for More Noise Tests on Wind Project

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Some towns near the Lowell Mountain wind project are asking for more testing to make sure that noise levels inside homes are not higher than allowed.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Hearing Scheduled on Vermont Yankee Challenge

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A federal court judge has scheduled a hearing on June 4 on a challenge by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Vermont Board Says Sheffield Wind Meets Noise Levels

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The Vermont Public Service Board says the 16-turbine industrial wind project in Sheffield is meeting its noise standards and is in compliance with its Certificate of Public Good.

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North Country News
7:13 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

New Lawsuit Filed in Dispute Between Vermont and Nuclear Power Plant

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has filed a new lawsuit against the state of Vermont.  The company claims the state’s utility oversight board is preventing the company from installing federally required safety equipment.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Vermont Renewable Energy Fight Delayed in Senate

The Vermont Senate is delaying a debate about a measure that one side says aims to strengthen reviews of ridge-top wind power projects, and the other says would bring development of renewable energy in the state to a halt.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Technical Hearings Begin on Vermont Yankee Permit

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Lawyers for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owner are trying to draw tight boundaries around the issues a state panel can consider as it weighs whether to grant the plant a new state permit.

At a Public Service Board hearing on Monday, Entergy Corp. lawyers argued that the board should not consider the plant's impact on tourism, because any impact there might be tied to perceptions about nuclear safety — and federal law makes that solely the jurisdiction of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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WAMC News
5:10 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Vermont Supreme Court Asked to Order Nuke Shutdown

Vermont Yankee
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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.

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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Utility Board Rejects Vermont Yankee Requests

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The Vermont Public Service Board is rejecting requests by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant that it be allowed to continue operating without the approval of the board.

In an order dated yesterday, the board also rejected a request by the plant's owner, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, that it modify conditions of its order limiting the amount of spent nuclear fuel that could be stored on the grounds of the Vernon reactor.

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