With the state being so adversarial, the real “significant risk” is the state itself, and the potential for NorthStar to stop throwing good money after bad and just give up.
Language in a bill approved last week by the Legislature allows Vernon to extricate itself from a regional educational union. That may break a logjam in merger talks.
As he leaves office, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state is successfully moving on from the Vermont Yankee era both in terms of economic development and energy policy. But some don’t see it that way.
Rather than trying to write noise standards for wind turbines themselves, legislators are considering directing the Public Service Board to do it. The latest proposal would ban further turbine construction in the meantime.
Rep. Mike Hebert, R-Vernon, who is chairman of that town’s school board, has issued a public records request because he has concerns about the transparency of Act 46 consolidation studies in Windham Southeast Supervisory Union.
After falling “gravely ill” in September due to surgical complications, Rep. Mike Hebert, R-Vernon, is regaining strength and plans to return to Montpelier for the start of the 2016 session.
Mr. Fisk and his organization want to force Vermont Yankee to incur the unnecessary expense of operating the cooling towers year round, even during the winter months in which the intact water is less than 40 degrees. The ultimate goal is to force the closure of Vermont Yankee by any means possible.
Rep. Mike Hebert said it’s “improper” for the Legislature to have the power to decide Vermont Yankee’s fate and that the decision should be left to the NRC and the VPSB.