It seems that organizations ranging from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce to the federal government think Entergy Vermont Yankee is a good, green workplace. The Vermont nuclear power plant was recognized twice in the last few weeks for being both a green jobs provider and one of the state’s top employers.
The US Bureau of Labor recently ranked Vermont first in the nation in green jobs, in part because emissions-free nuclear power was very rightly considered “green.”
Last week, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine ranked Vermont Yankee as the third best place to work among Vermont’s large employers. Other well-known Vermont companies such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, King Arthur Flour, and Edward Jones were also recognized for excellence.
Knowing that Vermont Yankee is both a great place to work and one of the top green jobs providers in Vermont, the state should stop trying to shut us down.
The plant is a safe source of power and employs hundreds of Vermont residents who pay taxes, own homes, and spend their hard-earned dollars here.
Entergy employees like me donate our time generously to helping improve the communities in which we live, as volunteer firefighters, school volunteers, youth sports, and as public officials.
The contribution by Vermont Yankee and its employees is impressive and its importance to our state should not be underestimated.