Sorry, Mike Lee, the company you shill for lost. What are you going to do next
to try to favor them over us, the people you are supposedly going to represent
(I say "supposedly" because representing US isn't what in you're in
the Senate for).
It scares me how close Utah got to recieving radioactive nuclear waste from
another country. Well done federal appeals!
After reading that press release, you'd think EnergySolutions was as meek as a
lamb! EnergySolutions originally placed a bid to import radioactive waste from
Italy, planning to dispose of this waste at their Clive Facility near Tooele,
Utah. When the Northwest Compact resisted this action, EnergySolutions with the
help of their lawyer, U.S. Senator-elect Mike Lee, sued, claiming the Compact
didn't have statutory authority to regulate the radioactive waste. The federal
appeals court overturned an earlier ruling by the 10th U.S Circuit Court of
Appeals, noting that it was unlikely Utah would have issued a license if it was
powerless to control the transportation of radioactive waste across its
borders.I applaud the federal appeals court for its ruling against
EnergySolutions, in essence allowing Utah to prohibit EnergySolutions from
importing foreign radioactive waste.
Thanks for the clarification, ES. And kudos for using boards like these to get
your message out. You're in a tough PR spot with Utahns, no doubt about it, but
you are a legitimate, tax-paying Utah business and deserve to be heard and to
defend your industry.
EnergySolutions statement regarding Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision:In this litigation, which was initiated at a time when the company was
pursuing the disposal of foreign generated waste at its Clive, Utah facility,
the company sought clarification of the Northwest Compact's authority over its
Clive operations. Last July, the company announced that it had abandoned all
plans to dispose of foreign generated materials at Clive, but the lawsuit
nevertheless continued in order to clarify the relationship between the company
and the Northwest Compact. The company is pleased that the court has
now clarified its relationship with the eight-state regional compact, with which
the company has had a long mutually satisfactory working relationship. The
court's ruling will have no impact on the domestic business the company has been
doing in cooperation with the compact and the State of Utah since its inception.
I guess EnergySolutions has not yet bought off the 10th Circuit Court of