We need to show that Vermonters would support a decision to deny Entergy’s request for another 20-year permit to run Vermont Yankee, and we need to do it publicly.
Thank you for taking the time to show your support for retiring VY by writing and submitting a letter-to-the-editor!
It’s easy—just check out some of our (non-safety related) talking points below, or click to read our legal brief. We’ve even compiled a helpful list of local and statewide newspapers, so all you have to do is copy and paste.
Thank you, and happy writing!
VY’s continued operation is not in the public good because:
- Entergy Louisiana cannot be trusted. Its corporate executives have repeatedly failed to tell the truth to state regulators, legislators or the public. The company’s unparalleled pattern of deceit must not be rewarded with another permit to continue operating the plant.
- We have the right to chart our own energy future in Vermont. Out state’s Comprehensive Energy Plan establishes a goal of generating 90% of Vermont’s energy needs with renewable power by 2050. We do not need or want continued power from Vermont Yankee.
- We do not need its unreliable power. No Vermont utilities have a contract for power from VY. And, the years of backlogged maintenance, inadequate decommissioning funds, and ever growing stockpiles of radioactive waste make continued operation of this aging nuclear reactor a bad bet for Vermont.