Nuclear Waste

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D.C. Circuit Denies Rehearing on Nuclear Waste Fee Decision

The D.C. Circuit last week denied the Department of Energy’s (DOE) petition for en banc review of the court’s November decision holding that the DOE could not continue to collect nuclear waste fees from utilities. The...more

The Old Razzle Dazzle Is Not Sufficient: DOE May Not Collect a Nuclear Waste Disposal Fee If It Has No Way to Dispose of the Waste

In an opinion last week surprising only for the shortness of the shrift that the Court gave to DOE’s arguments, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that DOE may not continue to collect nuclear waste handling/disposal fees...more

D.C. Circuit Orders DOE to Stop Collecting Nuclear Waste Fee

The D.C. Circuit issued an opinion this week in National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners v. United States Department of Energy ordering the Secretary of Energy to submit a proposal to Congress to change the...more

Capital Thinking: Energy

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Upcoming Hearings: Tuesday, September 10: The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled “Implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act – Next Steps.” The hearing will be...more

Capital Thinking: Energy

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Nuclear Waste - Allison Macfarlane, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy, will testify this...more

U.S. Court of Appeals Orders the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Resume Yucca Mountain Licensing Proceeding, Upholding Rule of...

On August 13, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit took the rare step of granting a Petition for Writ of Mandamus compelling the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) to resume the licensing...more

Capital Thinking Update - July 29, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, July 29, at 2:00pm. After any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business until 4:30 pm, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each....more

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