Del­e­ga­tion State­ment on En­tergy Law­suit

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The Ver­mont con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment af­ter En­tergy, the own­ers of Ver­mont Yan­kee, sued to stop the state from clos­ing the plant next year: “It ap­pears that En­tergy has de­vel­oped a bad case of cor­po­rate am­ne­sia in re­fus­ing to honor an agree­ment it signed with the state in 2002. En­tergy agreed to waive any claim that fed­eral law pre­empts the ju­ris­dic­tion of Ver­mont. The com­pany also agreed to com­ply with the terms of the agree­ment and Ver­mont laws. The Ver­mont laws are clear; En­tergy must be ap­proved by both the state Leg­is­la­ture and the Ver­mont Pub­lic Ser­vice Board to re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate of pub­lic good to con­tinue to op­er­ate the Ver­mont Yan­kee nu­clear power plant be­yond March of 2012.

“Now, re­vers­ing course, En­tergy is seek­ing in fed­eral lit­i­ga­tion to avoid com­ply­ing with Ver­mont law and the agree­ment. We look for­ward to the court sys­tem re­solv­ing this case in Ver­mont’s fa­vor.”

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