The House is holding a hearing on the final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future to the Secretary of Energy on Wednesday, February 1. It’s being held by the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy at 9:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The BRC was asked to “conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and recommend a new strategy”—in other words, figuring out what to do with waste from nuclear power reactors. Here is the lineup for the hearing, with links to the written statements:Panel 1
The Honorable Lee Hamilton, BRC Co-Chair
The Center on Congress at The Indiana University
Lt. Gen. Brent Brent Scowcroft (Ret.), BRC Co-Chair
President, Scowcroft Group
Mr. Lake H. Barrett, President, L. Barrett Consulting
Former Deputy Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. D. Warner North, President, NorthWorks, Inc.
Former Member, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Mr. Martin G. Malsch, Partner, Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence
Dr. Edwin Lyman, Senior Staff Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Mr. Thomas A. Schatz, President, Citizens Against Government Waste
Mr. David A. Wright, Chairman of the Board and President,
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
(Note: The final speaker on this list is not me.)
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