Recent Major Briefs
- June 5, 2012, State of Vermont Brief in the Second Circuit (Yankee)
- September 26, 2011, Vermont Post Trial Memo
- September 26, 2011, Entergy Post Trial Memo
- July 18, 2011, Memorandum and Order on Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction
- June 13, 2011, Amicus brief of Commonwealth of Mass.
- June 13, 2011, Vermont Proposed Sur-reply to Entergy Reply
Category Archives: Pat Parenteau
I’ve been on the fence about whether Vermont should appeal Judge Murtha’s decision by the Feb. 21 deadline. Even though there are plenty of reasons to question the decision, there is no guarantee Vermont could win an appeal and there … Continue reading
At the close of the trial on Wednesday, Judge Murtha paid obligatory compliments to the lawyers for both sides and then posed a series of provocative questions that must be addressed in post-trial briefs (as if he wasn’t already buried … Continue reading
The day finished with the State putting on two witnesses, one real, one virtual. As we posted earlier, its first witness, Bill Steinhurst, ultimately added very little to the case. He did make the claim that it would possibly make … Continue reading
At the close of the preliminary injunction hearing on June 23, Entergy attorney Kathleen Sullivan gravely warned Judge Murtha that the company might have to close Vermont Yankee early unless he granted the preliminary injunction. Judge Murtha didn’t blink. In … Continue reading
As the two-day hearing on Entergy’s request for a preliminary injunction wrapped up Friday, June 24, a few issues remained somewhat in doubt. First, what effect will Entergy’s not so subtle threat to close the plant if it loses the … Continue reading
My day one impressions of the two-day hearing in the Vermont Yankee lawsuit to consider Entergy’s request for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court: If the contest was about who had best Powerpoint or the most high-priced lawyers in … Continue reading
Listen to VPR’s Vermont Edition to hear professors Pat Parenteau and Don Kreis discuss the Vermont Yankee lawsuit and the key hearing June 23-24 in U.S. District Court.
Background On March 21, 2011, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a renewed federal operating license for 20 years for Vermont Yankee, whose license was set to expire March 21, 2012. However, under state law, Entergy must also have a … Continue reading