Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in regards to Judge Murtha's decision regarding Vermont Yankee:
"In my judgment, Vermont has acted and will continue to act responsibly regarding our energy future, and we will continue to work hard to ensure that our laws are enforced and respected. Entergy's lawsuit is an attack on state authority, attempting to deny us a voice regarding whether Vermont Yankee will run past March 2012 -- even though Entergy has known since 2002 that it could not operate the plant past that date without state approval. I believe strongly in the state's authority, and I believe that Entergy has not been an honest, fair and responsible player for Vermont."