Senators, organizations want Vt. Yankee kept open

"The Vermont State Legislature should be proud of this carefully researched analysis on one of the most important decisions facing Vermont's energy future. I encourage all of us to carefully read this study and its findings. Indeed, we owe that to the people of Vermont. When the Senate voted against relicensing, I proposed an amendment seeking more time to wait for the pending publication of important information, particularly this report. Had this report been available in February, the vote may well have had a very different outcome."

Sen. Robert Starr (D-Essex/Orleans)

"This report outlines how Vermont can have job growth. This isn't rocket science; our businesses need a reliable source of base load power over the long-term in order to create jobs and grow our economy."

Business and labor leaders who had also called for a "time-out" before the Senate vote, support the Senators call today to utilize the carefully researched analysis provided on the most important decisions facing Vermont economic and energy future.

These groups include the following:

•Associated General Contractors of Vermont

•Associated Industries of Vermont

•Bennington County Industrial Corporation

•Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

•Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation

•Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation

•Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation

•Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation

•Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of VT

•IBEW Local 300

•IBM - International Business Machines

•Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce

•Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

•Lamoille Economic Development Corporation

•NFIB/Vt. - National Federation of Independent Business/Vt.

•Springfield Regional Development Corporation

•Town of Vernon

•United Dairy Farmers of Vermont

•Vermont Business Roundtable

•Vermont Chamber of Commerce

•Vermont Forest Products Association

•Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

•Vermont Grocers' Association

•Vermont Ski Areas Association

•Vermont Vehicle & Automotive Distributors Association

•Vermont Editors and Writers for Nuclear Power

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