Voices from the week's news - April 4, 2008
04/04/08 1:50PM By Patti Daniels
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(Host) Around the state this week we've been talking about roads, and the mythic-sized potholes that mark our morning commute.
At the Statehouse, a health care reform bill passed the House, and speculation grew about a three-way race for governor.
And the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was debated, as was the role of superdelegates in the Democratic presidential primary.
These are some of the voices in the news this week:
(James Moore, VPIRG) "The office of Inspector General said they don't trust the way that they NRC is operating right now. The proof is in the pudding we've seen accidents there that an quality inspection should have been able to identify and fix before they happened unfortunately what we've seen is what's been looked at there hasn't been enough."
Yankee spokesman Brian Cosgrove) "It would push back the whole Public
Service Board process for looking at license renewal at Vermont
Yankee. We're under some time constraints here because Green Mountain Power and
CVPS need time to plan Vermont's energy future and if there's uncertainty about
whether Vermont Yankee will be available to be a part of that mix that creates
a lot of problems for people."
Symington considering a gubernatorial bid
(House Speaker Gaye Symington) "As I make those kinds of assessments I will do that in the context of a 3 way race and I would only run if I was convinced there was a path to winning."
(Progressive Anthony Pollina) "And why is it under Mr. Affordability agenda that we're living under, people are not only paying more for health care we're paying a lot more for health care."
(Gov. Jim Douglas) "Well I suppose if I were challenging an incumbent I'd talk about change - Vermonters do want change - and I'm leading the effort to secure it for them."