US Rep. Peter Welch (VT), US Rep. Keating (MA), US Senators Bernie Sanders, Pat Leahy, Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for an extension of the public comment period on new decommissioning rules. The current deadline is January 4th. See our post here for how to comment to the NRC.
“[“[W]e believe the short public comment period and the plan to have a single public meeting will not give local and state stakeholders sufficient opportunities to participate meaningfully in the rulemaking process,” their letter to the NRC states. The letter asks that the deadline be extended to February 4.
They point out that scheduling the comment period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s “falls short of providing satisfactory time to comment.” The also ask that “a public meeting be held in each of the states in which a plant is currently being decommissioned, or will be decommissioned int he next four years”
Please email your thanks to Katie_Thomas@sanders.senate.gov and email@example.com