US Court of Appeals Rejects Vermont Argument Against Vermont Yankee

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday rejected an argument by Vermont and an anti-nuclear group, that the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant should not have received a new operating license because its federal water quality permit was out of date. Their decision on Tuesday said Vermont had multiple opportunities to argue the Vernon plant lacked a valid permit under the Clean Water Act during the proceedings prior to the plant’s re licensing last year. It said Vermont and its ally, the New England Coalition, failed to do so forcefully enough. At issue were two water quality permits Vermont Yankee was required to get from Vermont under the Federal Clean Water Act.

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