Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To The Federal Court Ruling On Vermont Yankee

“I share Governor Shumlin’s disappointment with the court’s ruling.  While the Atomic Energy Act gives the federal government exclusive jurisdiction to license the use of nuclear materials, our state clearly needs and deserves a role in any decision about continued operation of this plant.  Vermont has vital economic and energy reliability interests in this plant’s operations and this plant’s future.”

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