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Puppets of Protest on Parade

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bread and Puppet Theatre lends its legendary hand in the effort to close Vermont Yankee by leading a parade through Brattleboro on March 30 with the Safe and Green Campaign. The march marks the one-year anniversary since the nuclear facility continued operation without the approval of the state Public Service Board. This violates a condition of the 2002 purchase agreement for Vermont Yankee by New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation, critics contend.

The parade takes place amid much continued debate regarding the operation of Vermont Yankee. In 2011, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended the nuclear facility’s license for 20 years, effective until 2032. In January, 2012, a federal court ruled that the Vermont legislature could not force the plant to shut down. Now “the Vermont Supreme Court is reviewing a petition filed by the New England Coalition calling for the plant’s closure,” the Brattleboro Reformer reports.•

See SafeAndGreenCampaign.org for more information.

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