Urge Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell to Appeal Judge Murtha's Decision Regarding VT Yankee
  • Petitioned Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell

Urge Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell to Appeal Judge Murtha's Decision Regarding VT Yankee

    1. Petition by

      Debra Stoleroff

      Plainfield, VT

In February 2010, the Vermont Senate rejected granting a Certificate of Public Good to the aging, systemically mismanaged Vermont Yankee owned by the Louisiana based corporation Entergy. This vote was a testament to the democratic process upon which Vermont prides itself.

When Entergy bought Vermont Yankee, it signed a contract stating it would abide by Vermont laws. Since then, it has misled the public, lied under oath spent millions to manipulate public opinion and the court and when it couldn't get its way to operate passed 2012, took the state to court. Now Entergy continues to delay maintenance and refuses to conduct routine reliability inspections. After suing the state, Entergy is arrogantly petitioning the court for $4.6million in legal fees.

Petition:
Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is old, unreliable and not only an environmental liability but an economic liability to the state of Vermont. The people of Vermont want Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to shut down on time.

We thank our Legislature and the Governor for standing for us and voting, in February 2010 to shut VT Yankee down by declining a Certificate of Public Good passed March 21, 2012!

We urge the state not to back down; to fight for Vermont's democratic process and to continue to fight Entergy.

We urge the Attorney General appeal Judge Murtha's bad decision.

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    News

    1. Attorney General Sorrells announced he will appeal Judge Murtha's decision

      Debra Stoleroff
      Petition Organizer

      Attorney General Sorrells announced he will appeal Judge Murtha's decision on Satureday, February 18. Thanks to all who signed the petition. In addition to the online petition to which 579 people signed we had 175 signatures on a paper petition to total over 750 signatures. Our voices made a difference.

      You can stay informed about the on-going fight to shut down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and state's rights by going to vyda.org, nukebusters.org, http://www.safeandgreencampaign.org/ or http://sagealliance.net/.

    2. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Steve Gillette BENNINGTON, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      I support the right of the State of Vermont to protect the safety of its citizens. No corporation should be able to circumvent the right of a state to conduct its own business.

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    • Lisi Hoff ERVING, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Too old and too close!

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    • Donna Hebert AMHERST, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I live downstream from VT Yankee nuclear plant and I'm a cancer survivor. Need I say more?

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    • Patricia Heather-Lea BRISTOL, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      I hope that we, as a state, can determine how we generate energy. We also want safer systems. I sign for the present. I sign for future generations.

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    • Lea Wood MONTPELIER, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      I think Judge Murtha made a bad decision.

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