Shumlin Election Affirms Support for Clean Energy

On Election Day, Vermonters elected Peter Shumlin as their next governor. Greenpeace congratulates Governor-elect Shumlin.

“Earlier this year, Peter Shumlin provided the impetus behind the Senate vote to retire the dirty, dangerous and dilapidated Vermont Yankee nuclear plant,” said Greenpeace’s Mark Floegel. “Mr. Shumlin’s election as governor proves again that Vermonters want a clean energy future. Entergy Louisiana should withdraw its license renewal application and prepare to permanently retire the reactor in March 2012,” Floegel concluded.

In February the Vermont Senate voted 26 to 4 to deny Entergy Louisiana and Vermont Yankee a certificate of public good. In a 26 to 4 vote, the Vermont Senate decided that the continued operation of the 38-year-old nuclear reactor was not in the best interest of Vermonters.

Greenpeace looks forward to working with the governor elect to ensure a safe and orderly shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Contact: Molly Dorozenski, 917-864-3724, mdorozen@greenpeace.org

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