Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement regarding Attorney General William Sorrell's announced decision to appeal Judge Murtha's ruling on Vermont Yankee:
"As I said when the court opinion was issued, I do not agree with Judge Murtha's decision. We as a state have had many important and legitimate concerns with Entergy Louisiana and its operation of Vermont Yankee that are not reflected in the opinion. I support the Attorney General's work in getting a positive result on appeal. Meanwhile, my administration will be focusing on the state's continuing authority over Vermont Yankee."