Entergy Fails To Block Vt. From Closing Plant

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Vermont on Monday denied Entergy Corp.'s bid to block the state's efforts to close its nuclear power plant after its license expires, saying that the energy company faces no irreparable harm that requires a preliminary injunction to keep the facility open.

U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha rejected Entergy's bid for a preliminary injunction to prevent Vermont from taking action to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station when its license is up on March 21, 2012.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a...
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