Vermont Yankee Settlement Leaves Communities Vulnerable

Proposed plan offers no protection for Vermonters

An agreement to allow the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar excludes key protections for Vermonters. Photo: EcoPhotography

March 2, 2018 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Conservation Law Foundation released the following statement today in response to a proposed settlement agreement on Entergy’s potential sale to NorthStar. Entergy owns the shuttered Vermont Yankee Nuclear power plant, but plans to sell the site to NorthStar, who would then handle facility clean-up.

“Vermonters are the losers in a recent agreement aimed to sweeten the deal for the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant,” said CLF Senior Attorney Sandra Levine. “In a rush to secure a possible – and by no means certain – quick clean-up of the site, the settlement excludes reasonable protection for Vermont communities. The deal Entergy and NorthStar proposed leaves Vermonters vulnerable to picking up the tab if something goes wrong.”

CLF will participate in the upcoming hearings at the Vermont Public Utility Commission.

You can read more about the proposed deal here.

CLF experts are also available for comment.