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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

Vermont Yankee
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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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WAMC News
7:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Some Newark Residents Upset at Vermont Wind Ruling

Some Newark, Vermont officials are upset with a decision by the Vermont Public Service Board that it will not consider the town's ban on wind projects when considering a developer's request to erect test towers to monitor wind speeds in the area.

In another decision last week that upset some town officials, the board refused to dismiss the application to erect the test towers filed by Seneca Mountain Wind.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Public Service Board Concludes Vermont Yankee License Hearings

Vermont Yankee
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The Vermont Public Service Board earlier this week held the last of two public hearings on whether a Certificate of Public Good should be issued allowing continued operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Vermont Supreme Court Upholds Lowell Wind Permits

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The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected a series of appeals filed by opponents of a project to build a series of wind turbines on Lowell Mountain.

The towns of Albany and Craftsbury and a citizens group called the Lowell Mountain Group had asked the Supreme Court to overturn an order issued by the utility-regulating Vermont Public Service Board that gave permission for the 21-turbine project to go forward.

After the board issued the final permit for the project last year, construction on the facility began. It is expected to be generating electricity soon.

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