• Yankee ruling
    August 22,2013

    Yankee ruling

    Did I understand correctly the meaning of the appeals court decision as it is written in a recent front-page article? Does it really mean that corporations, which have deeper pockets than the state budget and as such can afford dozens of lawyers, can bend the rules to their liking? I attended the last hearings of the Public Service Board and saw every day at least 10 of Entergy’s lawyers at work, and I bet in the appeals court hearing even more of them were involved.

    The whole procedure, which does not allow the state of Vermont to even mention the safety of the nuclear plant, the most important subject of all, is absurd to begin with. The fact that the court seemed to have, in a “pick-and-choose” manner, used the transcripts from the Vermont Legislature is even more absurd. And to trump even that absurdity is that the court seemed to have guessed the intent of legislators from pieces of their testimony in committee meetings.

    I just hope I misunderstood; otherwise, goodbye, justice.

    Elisabeth Hebert


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