Lawyers present oral arguments on Vt. nuclear plant

01/14/2013 | ABC News

A panel of judges from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from the representatives of the state of Vermont and Entergy Nuclear Operations regarding the extension of operations at Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. A lawyer representing Vermont officials asked the federal court to reverse a lower-court ruling that extended the plant's license to operate, while an Entergy lawyer argued that the decision was based on legislators' overreaching statement regarding the plant's safety.

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