"Advising Congress to Cede Control"

"The two chairmen of a study group established after the Obama administration killed a plan for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada appeared before a House subcommittee on Wednesday to explain a proposed solution to the enduring waste dilemma. They found their idea tough to sell. Last week the so-called Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future released a report calling for a new approach to finding a site, based on local consent rather than Congressional dictate."

"The two chairmen appeared before the Energy and Commerce committee’s subcommittee on environment and the economy, whose members were quite deferential over all. One commission co-chairman, Lee H. Hamilton, is a former congressman from Indiana; the other is Brent Scowcroft, a former national security adviser under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush."

Matthew L. Wald reports for the New York Times' Green blog February 1, 2012.

Source: Green (NYT), 02/02/2012