Two Groups Seek To Intervene In Vermont Yankee Suit

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(Host) Two more groups have filed court papers in hopes of intervening on the state of Vermont’s behalf in a civil suit brought by the owners of Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Entergy filed suit last month, saying Vermont doesn’t have the authority to shut down the plant in March 2012. The plant just got a 20-year license renewal from federal regulators.

Today, the Conservation Law Foundation and Vermont Public Interest Research Group jointly filed a motion in U.S. District Court to intervene as defendants in the law suit.

The New England Coalition filed a similar petition last month.

Vermont passed a law in 2006 giving the Legislature the power to say no to a re-licensing, but Entergy contends that power lies solely with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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