Vt. Blocked From Shuttering 600-MW Nuke Plant

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Vermont federal judge on Monday forced the state's public utilities board to hold off on shuttering a 600-megawatt nuclear generator operated by Entergy Corp. until the Second Circuit decides whether the board actually has the power to do so.

The plaintiffs — Entergy subsidiaries Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee LLC and Energy Nuclear Operations Inc. — have made a “strong showing” that the Atomic Energy Act preempts the Vermont Public Service Board's authority in the matter, according to an injunction order U.S. District Judge J. Garvan...
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