House Panel Rejects Nuclear Environmental Play

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. congressional committee has voted down an amendment to a massive environmental bill that would have advanced nuclear energy as a tool to fight climate change.

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce began on Monday to mark up a draft climate-change bill that calls for greenhouse gas emissions to be cut 83 percent by 2050.

Under an ambitious plan to finish with the legislation by Memorial Day, the committee has steamed through several votes to amend the nearly 1,000-page American Clean Energy and Security...
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