Vermot May Replace Closed Nuclear Plant with Fracked NatGas

hypocriteVermonters have finally woken up to the fact that they’re paying obscenely high electric rates–especially since they mothballed the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, VT. The pastoral, gentile and very green residents of Vermont, you may recall, decided to become the first state in the union to ban fracking, back in 2012 (see Vermont Becomes First State to Ban Fracking). With the absence of power generation at Vermont Yankee, and nothing on the horizon to take it’s place, they’re becoming a bit desperate. In a deliciously ironic move, Vermonters are now seriously considering a plan to turn the Vermont Yankee site into a an electric generating plant that uses (yes) fracked natural gas from the Marcellus/Utica to power it…

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