Vermonters Stand with the State; Say Retire Vermont Yankee as Planned
VYDA: Debra Stoleroff
VPIRG: Liz Edsell (Field Director)
liz @ vpirg.org
(802) 223-5221 ext. 15
WHO: Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance (VYDA)
WHAT: Rally to support the State of Vermont in their decision to retire Vermont Yankee on Schedule.
WHEN: Monday, January 23rd at 4 pm
WHERE: In front of the State House on State Street
WHY: Vermonters disappointed in U.S. District Court Judge Garvan Murtha’s ruling in favor of Entergy Louisiana will rally in solidarity with the state’s decision to retire Vermont Yankee on schedule. They will launch a statewide petition aimed at demonstrating Vermonters’ support for closing the aging nuclear plant as planned.
Members of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, SAGE Alliance and VPIRG will begin weekly rallies in front of the Vermont State House on State Street starting Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Vermonters with signs and banners will deliver a message of thanks to the Governor and legislators for their leadership in moving Vermont toward a clean energy future and for their past decision to close Vermont Yankee on schedule. “Judge Murtha’s decision is a setback but not a defeat”, said Debra Stoleroff of the Vermont Yankee DecommissioningAlliance. “When the state voted not to offer Vermont Yankee a Certificate of Public Good, they made sound decisions based on economics, reliability and environmental issues. We feel strongly about supporting democratic process. ”