Tag Archives: Nuclear Power

Nuke power showdown arrives in Senate (The Hill’s E2 Wire)

June 12, 2012

By Ben Geman State of Play: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a high-profile hearing Wednesday to vet President Obama’s choice to lead the troubled Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The committee will hear from Allison Macfarlane, Obama’s nominee to replace outgoing Democrat Greg Jaczko atop the NRC. Jaczko’s tenure has been marked by […]

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Sanders Laments NRC Chief’s Departure (VPR News)

May 22, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s “extremely disappointed” that the chairman of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who frequently clashed with other members as he pushed for reforms in the nuclear industry, has announced his resignation. Sanders reacted Monday to news of Gregory Jaczko’s departure by saying he has appreciated and will miss the chairman’s recognition […]

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Industry Forces Out Nuclear Safety Chief (The Nation)

May 21, 2012

By George Zornick On several key votes over the past few years, Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair Gregory Jaczko was the lone voice for tougher industry standards—and now he has resigned, following an intense character assassination campaign. Jaczko put out a generous and neutral statement this morning: “After an incredibly productive three years as Chairman, I […]

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Gregory Jaczko Resigns: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Steps Down (HuffPost Green)

By Ryan Grim WASHINGTON — Under a withering assault from the industry, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko is stepping down, effective upon the confirmation of his successor, according to a statement from Jaczko. The resignation follows months of bureaucratic knife-wielding by the four industry-backed members of the five-person panel. Like something out of Dumas, […]

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Gregory Jaczko announces resignation from NRC (Politico)

By Darius Dixon Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, a Harry Reid protégé under fire for his personality conflicts with fellow members and agency staff, on Monday said he would quit the nuclear safety panel upon confirmation of his successor. In a statement touting his “incredibly productive three years as chairman,” Jackzo said now is […]

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Bernie Sanders Takes on NRC Corruption (Green Mountain Daily)

April 19, 2012

By Sue Prent Bernie Sanders announced today that he will oppose an Obama administration reappointment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Senator Sanders is opposing reappointment of Commissioner Kristine Svinicki, in light of her inaction to implement safety measures based on the lessons learned from Fukushima. “With Commissioner Svinicki’s vote, the NRC approved Vermont Yankee’s license […]

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Obama’s Atomic Solyndra (Counter Punch)

April 18, 2012

By Harvey Wasserman The future of nuclear power now hangs on a single decision by President Obama—and us. His Office of Management and Budget could cave to the unsustainable demands of reactor builders who cannot handle the standard terms of a loan agreement. Or he could defend basic financial procedures and stand up for the […]

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Anti-nuke protestors tell Vt Yankee to get out (WCAX)

By Kyle Midura BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – On a sun-soaked Saturday afternoon, young and old danced to the beat in Brattleborro. But as speakers took the stage, their Anti- Vermont Yankee message carried a much angrier tone. “Shut ‘em down, go home, tell the truth, we’re moving on,” Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin told the crowd. Governor […]

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