Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's decision that it would not intervene in the Entergy v. Shumlin case:
"Bernie Sanders is an extraordinary champion of Vermonters and our state's best interests, and I am very grateful for his efforts here. I am gratified to hear that Attorney General Holder and the Department of Justice have declined to intervene in this case. That position is consistent with the many, many statements from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirming that states have their own jurisdiction over matters that don't relate to radiological safety. I believe strongly that our state has proper authority over Vermont Yankee's continued operation, and that Entergy Louisiana is not above the law and should have kept the promises it made to Vermonters to comply with our laws."