Spent Fuel as Pretext
In the past, the Vermont legislature attempted to shut down Vermont Yankee on several pretexts. One pretext was that the original Memorandum of Understanding allowed Vermont Yankee to store spent fuel produced while that memorandum was in effect, through March 2012. The legislature claimed that spent fuel produced AFTER March 2012 was a different story.Vermont Yankee had no right to store that fuel.
That seems like that statement was pretty clear.
As noted in the Brattleboro Reformer article, the state… argued that an expedited resolution is necessary to determine what will be done about the storage of spent nuclear fuel produced by the plant. The judge granted their request for an expedited hearing. Here’s a link to the State argument for expedited hearings, the Entergy response, and the Judge’s ruling allowing expedited hearings.
Note: you can link to many filings in the Federal and Public Service Board dockets at this page at the Energy Education Project website: Dockets for Public Service Board and Courts