Entergy Asks Court To Limit Reasons For Vermont Denial

09/28/11 6:06AM The Associated Press

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owners are asking a federal court to sharply limit the reasons Vermont could point to for denying the plant the state license it needs to operate for another 20 years.

In papers filed at the U.S. District Court in Brattleboro, lawyers for Entergy are asking that Vermont regulators be barred from considering safety, but also reliability of the plant and the cost of power from it.

The filing - and an opposing one from the attorney general's office - were the final actions before Judge J. Garvan Murtha is expected to rule later this year on Entergy's suit against the state.

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