[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Thursday struck down [opinion, PDF] three Vermont statutes [text, PDF; text, PDF; text, PDF] regulating the safety of nuclear power plants. The court held that state regulations were preempted by the Federal Power Act and the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 [text, PDFs], both of which assign regulation and responsibility to the federal government, nullifying state regulations. Likewise, the court further applied the laws under the dormant...

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