Time to for us to get pushy, since Entergy and the State were unable to come to a negotiated agreement on closure and decommissioning Yankee. They say talks will continue. In the meantime, the Public Service Board should make a decision on a Certificate of Public Good. [Times Argus 12-17-2013]
Since the bureaucrats and businessmen have failed, time for citizens to take the lead. We have posted notes and an action handout from our “Cleaning Up VT Yankee” panel here. Write to the PSB, the Governor, and those negotiating for the State, and send copies to your local newspapers and blogs. The PSB could decide any day now, and Vermont’s legislature starts meeting in January but ends in the spring. This will be the last chance we have to impact what occurs – before the electricity stops flowing next fall.