Vt. Tells 2nd Circ. It Can Shutter Entergy Nuclear Plant

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT) -- The state of Vermont on Monday urged the Second Circuit to uphold a state law that would let it close a nuclear power plant operated by Entergy Corp., which would reverse a lower court ruling that the law is preempted by the Atomic Energy Act.

U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha erred when he said in January that the law, which gives state legislators the ability to certify or not certify the Vermont Yankee plant for public good, is preempted by the AEA, the state argued...
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