O’Brien offers “unwavering” support for VY

David O'Brien, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service, told a group of Rutland Republicans why he still supports Vermont Yankee during a fundraiser Saturday.

"Vermont Yankee, as a unit, which you won't read about anymore, is one of the best-performing nuclear units in the country," he said, adding that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has told him it has no problem with the plant.

He also calls out Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin – a 2010 gubernatorial candidate for the Democrats – for allegedly taking advantage of a "poisonous atmosphere."

- Dan Barlow