Entergy Corp will shut the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, citing high costs tied to regulation and competition from cheap natural gas, bringing to an end a long battle with state politicians and ... more 
Entergy Corp will shut the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, citing high costs tied to regulation and competition from cheap natural gas, bringing to an end a long battle with state politicians and environmentalists seeking to close the plant. The 40-year-old plant, which generates three-quarters of the state's power, will cease operations by the fourth quarter of next year A California wildfire that has scorched an area bigger than the size of Chicago near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained, but the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park and threaten a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco's water. Firefighters gained some ground against the huge wildfire burning forest lands in the western Sierra Nevada, including parts of Yosemite National Park. The 11-day-old blaze expanded to about 280 square miles, partly due to back burning by crews, but containment jumped to 20 percent. less 
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 4:00 PM EDT