Vermont Yankee Will Close Next Year

In a victory of people power over corporate power, Entergy's CEO said on August 27 the company will close its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in 2014. The move comes after years of protests by thousands of people in the Valley. Hundreds were arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. Thousands attended marches and rallies, spoke out at public hearings, and went door-to-door to educate their neighbors about the dangers of nuclear power.

Deb Katz of the Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) was one of the leaders of the fight. “Today, we celebrate this milestone in our work to end nuclear power generation in the Northeast and to foster a renewable energy future," she said. "This is a win for the people."

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