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Irene opens a channel for man-made damage to rivers
by Louis Porter

  The very severe damage in Vermont caused by Tropical Storm Irene led to an impressive and encouraging recovery effort both by state government and residents, many of whom volunteered to help their neighbors salvage and rebuild. Unfortunately, however, the storm – the second flood of historic proportions in the state this year – also…

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After the trial: Vermont Yankee and Entergy
by Anastasia Douglas

A decision in the Vermont Yankee case is expected before the end of the year.  Meanwhile, CLF in its role as “friend of the court” submitted a post trial memo supporting the State of Vermont’s right to have a say about Vermont Yankee.  The brief explains that the Vermont Legislature acted well within its rights and…

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Vermont Yankee Trial in Federal Court
by Sandy Levine

The State of Vermont and the owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power facility squared off in Federal Court this week.  It was a three day trial.  The days were long.  The testimony was often technical.  The lawyering was skilled.  Vermont Yankee’s owners say everything is about safety and only the federal government can regulate safety so Vermont’s…

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Vermont Yankee Trial Begins Next Week
by Sandy Levine

Should Vermont have a say in the future of Vermont Yankee, an aging nuclear plant on the banks of the Connecticut River?  A trial to answer that question begins next week.  Vermont Yankee’s owner sued the State of Vermont in April.  Yankee’s owners want to avoid State oversight, and filed suit as a last ditch effort…

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Earthquakes and Nuclear Plants
by Sandy Levine

The earthquake yesterday had us all wondering about our friends who were closer to it.  After the earthquake, a  colleague from Virginia noted:  “We all abandoned our building, which is probably not what you are supposed to do, but it seemed safer to be on the street than the third floor of a violently shaking building. …

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Join hands for a healthy ocean
by Winston Vaughan

This Saturday, June 25, thousands of people from all across the world will take part in an event known as “Hands Across the Sand” by taking a trip to their local beach and joining hands with friends, neighbors and total strangers to send a message to our leaders—no to expanded offshore oil drilling and yes to clean energy.

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Crude Politics
by Winston Vaughan

With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon, many New Englanders are rightfully asking why we’re paying so much at the pump.