BUY TICKETS: See the Michigan races | See the Trucks in GatewayRELATED: Full schedule for Michigan and Gateway weekendAll three NASCAR national series are in action this weekend, but at two sites. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series will travel to Michigan International Speedway, while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will tangle at Gateway Motorsports Park.Below are the stage lengths for each race. Click here to bookmark stage lengths for every race this season.Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (Race is Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, FS1)Stage 1: Ends on Lap 60Stage 2: Ends on Lap 120Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 200NASCAR XFINITY Series (Race is Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET, FS1)Stage 1: Ends on Lap 30Stage 2: Ends on Lap 60Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 125NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Race is Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET, FS1)Stage 1: Ends on Lap 35Stage 2: Ends on Lap 70Final Stage: Scheduled to end on Lap 160
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General William H Sorrell, the Department of Public Service, and two utilities filed a Petition yesterday in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit challenging a decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). NRC regulations state that the Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund (VY trust fund) can be used only for decommissioning expenses. The regulations prohibit using the fund for managing spent nuclear fuel at the site. Nevertheless, the NRC recently approved an exemption from those regulations.“This is a fund that was set up for one purpose—to clean up the Vermont Yankee site,” said Attorney General Sorrell. “The NRC’s own regulations make clear that any other expenses Entergy might be facing, including the costs of managing spent fuel, cannot come out of this fund. The NRC should not have exempted Entergy from those regulations.” Department of Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia agreed: “It is unfortunate that we’ve been unable to gain any traction with the NRC to protect Vermont ratepayers’ interest in this fund, and that we needed to take this step to ensure the ratepayer money—that entirely makes up fund—is protected and appropriately used,” Recchia said. “The NRC has granted unreasonable exemptions, with no due process, and this is a process we hope to fix not only for Vermont, but for other states that we believe will experience the same treatment without court intervention,” he added. The Petition was also joined by the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation and its current owner, Green Mountain Power Corporation. The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation is the previous owner of the Vermont Yankee plant. It collected the principal funds that (with interest) constitute the entirety of the VY trust fund. Green Mountain Power Corporation, and through it their Vermont ratepayers, have a 55% interest in all monies that remain in that fund following completion of decommissioning. Thus, as the Petition notes, the NRC’s decision to allow improper uses of the VY trust fund directly harms Vermont ratepayers. The Vermont Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Public Service, and these two utilities also filed a joint letter to the NRC yesterday. The letter requests that the NRC prevent withdrawals from the VY trust fund while the current legal challenge proceeds.Source: Vermont AG 8.14.2015
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Throw-in on Sunday evening is at 5 o’clock in the Clonmel Sportsfield.And in today’s two remaining North Tipp senior hurling championship Quarter Finals there’s a double header in Dolla.First up at 2pm – Borris-Ileigh play Roscrea, and at 3:30pm Lorrha meet Templederry.The remaining 3 Mid Tipp senior hurling Quarter finals take place this afternoon.Thurles Sarsfields A team are first up against Upperchurch Drombane in the Ragg at 1.30.Then in the second game in the Ragg JK Brackens meet Sarsfields B at 3:30.While this evening at 5:30, Loughmore Castleiney take on Moycarkey Borris in Templetuohy.There’s one West Tipp senior hurling Quarter Final down for decision this afternoon.Cashel King Cormacs meet Annacarthy in Dundrum at 3pm. Photo © Tipp FM Carrick Swans and Mullinahone meet in the South Senior Hurling final this evening.Swans progressed in the Seamus O’Riain Cup last Sunday with a 6 point victory over Lorrha.Manager Mark O’Halloran says they’re a very young side.