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Vermont Attorney General Reacts to Circuit Court Ruling

On Wednesday, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision invalidating two Vermont laws pertaining to state oversight of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell tells North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that while many aspects of the decision were disappointing for the state, there were some important determinations in the state’s favor.

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell speaking with WAMC’s Pat Bradley. When the circuit court released its ruling, Entergy, the owner of Vermont Yankee, released a short statement that said the company had long felt that Vermont Acts 74 and 160 were preempted by federal law and is pleased that the court overturned the state statutes.

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