House GOP Challenges NRC Chief's Votes On Nuke Projects

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- House Republicans on Thursday demanded that U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko justify his dissenting votes on two new nuclear projects the commission approved this year, accusing him of stirring baseless doubts about nuclear safety standards.

In a letter to Jaczko, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Republican leaders called on the chairman to explain what they said were inconsistencies in his written votes and subsequent remarks about the NRC's decision to license the first new nuclear reactors in decades.

Jaczko voted against licensing Scana...
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