A petition to close down Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear plant was rejected by the Vermont Supreme Court. The New England Coalition claimed Entergy violated a sales order that allowed it to purchase the facility in 2002, and that the company needed a new certificate of public good to continue operating the plant beyond March 21, 2012. "NEC has not requested, nor has the [Vermont Public Service] Board issued, an order directing Entergy to cease operating Vermont Yankee on the grounds advanced by NEC here," the court ruled.

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