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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. Natural Resources Defense Council

Citation: 8 ELR 20288
No. Nos. 76-419, -528, 435 U.S. 519/11 ERC 1439/(U.S., 04/03/1978) rev'd

On review of two cases in which plaintiffs challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) licensing of two nuclear power plants, the Supreme Court unanimously reverses the court of appeals' invalidation of the licenses, announcing that the role of the judiciary in the nuclear licensing process must be carefully limited to avoid unauthori...

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