We are having all manner of excitement down here in Southeastern Vermont with cooling tower collapses, leaks and power outages
at ENVY (Entergy Vermont Yankee) or, more properly, ENLY (Entergy Louisiana Yankee) Enough angst has been generated by systems failures and reporting misrepresentations that ENVY’s support group members have taken to uncharacteristic open grousing.
Governor Douglas utility lap dog, Public Service Commissioner David O’Brien, has been yapping in public
and , possibly jeopardizing his career prospects in the nuclear industry.
And the lap dog’s lap dog, DPS Director of Consumer Affairs Stephen Wark, has been directed to publicly whine
that envy might not be entirely forthcoming in their propaganda, . However he and his boss and his boss’s boss don’t feel that this justifies letting our elected representative’s designees participate in the inspection process
Even the national nuclear power cheerleading society, the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, has made some public noise
. More noise here
Are we witnessing public servants doing their job? It’s a nice thought but I don’t think so. This smacks more of corporate shills trying to cover their butts. When ENVY goes ass over teakettle and the parent corporation declares this branch bankrupt leaving Vermont taxpayers with the bills while Windham County survivors limp away to start over somewhere, these pismires want to be able to claim they tried to do their jobs and protect the public.
Meanwhile, for our upcoming election, Brattleboro Progressive Sarah Edwards is again unopposed for Windham 3-3. Newcomer Progressive Mollie Burke is unopposed out-of-the-gate for Windham 3-2. And the liberal Democrat in Windham 3-1 is unopposed. In fact, in all of Windham County there are only 3 Republicans running and most all of the Democrats are considered liberal to progressive. How embarrassing that one of the most progressive parts of the state is obliged to host one of the most regressive corporations in the state.