SATURDAY, MARCH 12
1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will give thumbs up to E-LA/VY, 'cuz that's what they do with nuke plants ready for relicensure - 63 times in a row, to be exact.
2. The feds will then step out of the way, letting Peter (Shumdog Millionaire) Shumlin, the Vermont Legislature, and E-LA duke it out, probably in court.
Even if Vermont wins litigation, it will have taken years and during that time E-LA will have produced and sold mucho power, because they have the license, willing purchasers, and millions of bucks for more than one appeal. One official even predicts that the legal process will take up to half of time of the renewed license period.
If Vermont loses, there's an appeal, and E-LA cruises to victory, making good revenue and avoiding protesters, living in LA. Louisiana, that is.
3. Shumdog Millionaire comes out of this smelling sweet, for he fought the good fight, energizing the base, against Entergy Louisiana, probably knowing how it would play out.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
How can one be productive while waiting for the Essex Junction Five Corners light to change? Why, just yesterday I was able to listen to the entire Rice - CVU girls hoop game on the radio while idling at the intersection, complete with tailgate party. The light changed just as Rice was celebrating their win. It was perfect timing.
Ain't it great that Rice wins the title with a girl on the team named...yeah, Rice. The Little Indians, er, Green Knights, had a wonderfully balanced attack; they could shoot, control the ball, run, and rebound. Wow.