Leaky Nuclear Plants Vs Renewable Pipe Dreams
It seems VT is split on the issue but, what ever happened to candles & wood for heat & cooking. OH, thats right, I “need” Internet and the History channel.
Recently a federal judge blocked Vermont from decommissioning the leaky Yankee nuclear reactor that is almost identical to Fukushima Reactor #1 (75% of US reactors are leaking radioactive material), using the excuse that only the corrupt federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) can decommission a reactor.
Under the Tenth Amendment States’ Rights, states can do anything they want as long as it is not a power that is:
• delegated to the federal government in the Constitution
• prohibited to the states by the Constitution
• prohibited to the state by its own constitution
The Constitution lacks provisions forcing a state to risk its citizens’ lives in order to boost nuclear industry profits.
Vermont has a law that gives the state veto power over a reactor when its license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is expired. The judge in the Yankee case unconstitutionally invalidated the state law, and the NRC granted the Yankee plant a 20-year extension. An appeal of the ruling would require a lot of time and effort.
A quick and simple option for Vermont would be to collect evidence proving leakage
that endangers health or property in order to declare a State of Emergency that would put control
over Yankee operations in the hands of the state. It is unlikely that Vermont could decommission the reactor, but they could close it down until the necessary repairs were completed. If the repairs were cost prohibitive, the effect would be to shut it down.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s War on Climate
Because the Yankee nuclear plant provides 70% of Vermont’s energy, a replacement energy source is required if Yankee were to close. Governor Shumlin favors green renewable energy that is insufficient, unreliable and very costly.
Shumlin’s energy plan is centered on the pipe dream of renewables providing 90% of electricity needs by 2050. Coal is discounted in his fairy tale paradigm.
Governor Shumlin is either a global warming hoax sucker, or a globalist puppet intent on implementing UN Agenda 21 slavery through oppressive energy regulations that include cap-and-trade taxes. The only way that renewables can become cost effective is to raise the price of the competition through carbon taxes (the objective of this program is to eliminate the competition).
The state of Vermont has played into UN Agenda 21 tyranny by signing on to an unconstitutional treaty
between states, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, that implemented a mandatory cap-and-trade tax scheme in 2008.
Governor Shumlin shuns fracked natural gas because he doesn’t believe there is a big enough supply of it in Vermont (no mention
of potential groundwater pollution and the undisclosed ingredients).