National Media Discuss Vermont Yankee Court Ruling With VT Law School Experts
January 27, 2012
The New York Times and other media nationwide sought out Vermont Law School faculty experts for insight into a federal court's recent ruling on the fate of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha ruled that Vermont's only nuclear plant can remain open beyond its originally scheduled shutdown date of March 21. Vermont Yankee''s owner, Entergy Corp., argued during a three-day trial in September that the state's efforts to close the plant were pre-empted by federal law. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a 20-year extension on Vermont Yankee's license in March 2011.