Vermont Electric Coop said no to Entergy

The Vermont Electric Coop board of directors just voted 9-1 to reject Entergy’s offer to sell power to them after 2012.  The Coop has stood up and said they’re not interested in doing business with an untrustworthy corporation like Entergy Lousiana.

On behalf of all of us here at VPIRG, thank you to those who took a little time over the past month to contact their Coop board members or send an email to the Governor asking him to stand strong, and thanks to the VEC board for making the right call.

We are not out of the woods yet.  Entergy has filed for an injunction so that they can operate after 2012 while they have the state tied up in court.  We will be there fighting every step of the way to make sure the old reactor is retired on schedule.