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Vt. GOP leader hits Democrats over nuclear plant

MONTPELIER — The chairman of the Vermont Republican Party attacked Attorney General Bill Sorrell and his fellow Democrats Friday over their efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

The criticism from GOP chairman Jack Lindley came two days after a federal appeals court ruled against Vermont, writing that state laws aimed at closing the Vernon reactor when its license expired in 2012 were preempted by federal law.

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