Judge rules against Vermont; VY decision likely headed to Public Service Board

U.S. District Court Judge Garvan Murtha just released his ruling in Entergy Louisiana’s lawsuit against the state of Vermont regarding Vermont Yankee.  In a blow to clean energy and the public interest, Murtha sided with Entergy in striking down key sections of Vermont law.  He didn’t give Entergy everything it wanted though, and the state retains some important oversight of the nuclear plant.  It looks like questions about continued operation of the plant will now go back to the Public Service Board.   More analysis to follow.

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