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Vermont Yankee: Vermont Law School Experts Available to Comment on Deadline for Disputed Nuclear Plant

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. –– Vermont Law School has experts available to comment on legal issues as next week’s deadline for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant approaches.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year approved a 20-year extension of Vermont Yankee’s federal license, which was to expire Wednesday, March 21, but the state’s lone reactor still hasn’t received a permit from Vermont Public Service Board. Critics have vowed to continue efforts to shut down the plant, but the board isn’t expected to issue its decision for several months, and Vermont Yankee is expected to continue operating in the interim.

Available to comment are:

• Professor Pat Parenteau: 802.831.1305, pparenteau@vermontlaw.edu
• Professor Cheryl Hanna: 802.831.1282, channa@vermontlaw.edu
• Assistant Professor Don Kreis: 802.831.1374, dkreis@vermontlaw.edu
• Professor Michael Dworkin, 802.831.1319, mdworkin@vermontlaw.edu

The VLS experts are analyzing the case on the school’s Vermont Yankee lawsuit faculty commentary blog.
Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for foreign-trained lawyers). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit www.vermontlaw.edu.

CONTACT:  John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School
Office: 802.831.1106,  jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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