The Public Service Board rule is unsupported by the clear weight of scientific evidence on acoustic engineering and public health.
Vermont Public Service Board
“It’s been a big challenge,” said CEO Don Rendall. A legal action by opponents is still pending, and a federal safety agency is investigating the pipeline’s construction.
They are asking the governor to set aside the permit from the Public Service Board. Meanwhile, a federal safety agency is looking into construction practices.
The Vermont Public Service Board says Great River Hydro, a subsidiary of a Boston company, can buy 13 hydroelectric stations on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers.
Many who spoke at a meeting in Vernon want the former nuclear plant site cleaned up quickly. But they’re not yet convinced that NorthStar – the proposed buyer – can do it right.
The regional plan is one of the first to be written under a state law that aims to give locales more say in where solar, wind and other projects are built.
Coolidge Solar in Ludlow and Cavendish will benefit the state and not have “undue adverse impacts,” the PSB said. It will be four times the size of the biggest solar array currently operating.
The Elnu Abenaki and the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi can serve as intervenors in the Public Service Board’s review of the nuclear plant’s proposed sale.
Despite a detailed 2014 assessment of the Vermont Yankee site, state officials say they don’t have enough information about nonradiological contamination at the nuclear plant.
The company’s CEO has been talking with Windham County leaders about plans to clean up Vermont Yankee.
The department says Great River Hydro’s purchase of 13 hydroelectric stations on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers “will promote the general good of the state.”
The Elnu Abenaki Tribe, saying the area sits on “culturally significant homelands,” filed to intervene in a state review of the nuclear plant’s proposed purchase.
The request comes after officials at the Public Service Department, which endorsed the project, said they act based on legislative direction.
The state attorney general and Agency of Natural Resources are two of the eight entities that have requested permission to intervene as the Vermont Public Service Board scrutinizes plans to sell the nuclear plant to a New York company.