I have paraphrased below the key conclusions of the ruling. Its full text is at
Judge Murtha ordered:
1. The State shall not enforce Act 160 to compel Vermont Yankee to shut down after March 21, 2012, because it failed to get legislative approval for a Certificate of Public Good.
2. The State shall not enforce the provision of Act 74 that requires legislative approval to store spent nuclear fuel after March 21, 2012.
3. The State shall not condition the continued operation of Vermont Yankee on requiring that it sell power to Vermont utilities at rates below wholesale market rates.
My street-talk version of these injunctions is that Judge Murtha is telling the State of Vermont that:
1. You cannot unilaterally change the terms of the 2002 contract between the State and Vermont Yankee.
2. You cannot use the spent nuclear fuel to shakedown Vermont Yankee.
3. You cannot extort ruinously low wholesale rates for Vermont Yankee power.
This ruling re-affirms the rule of law, which is the basis of our prosperity and our freedom.
Personal: Meredith's operation went well, and I expect to bring her home tomorrow.