K.Svinicki, NOT TO NRC
NRC nominees advance in Senate - The Political Eye The prospective new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission took a step closer Thursday to becoming Senate-confirmed. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved Allison Macfarlane to lead the nuclear safety agency, where she would replace Gregory Jaczko, who announced last month he was resigning after a tumultuous run as chairman. Macfarlane's nomination was sent to the full Senate, which is expected by the end of the month to confirm her. A geologist by profession and an expert on nuclear waste, Macfarlane is associate professor of environmental science at George Mason University.
In the 1958 cult horror classic The Thing That Couldn’t Die, a young lass out water-witching (of all things) discovers a curious and ancient box–one that, whether you follow the conventions of the genre or the entreaties of the film’s internal expert, should obviously remain closed. But, as these things are wont to go, greed and ambition get the better of a few mere mortals, and the box is breached, revealing the intact–and living! The Thing That Couldn't Die: Yucca Battle Continues in Congress and in the Courts
Watching Barack Obama deliver his jobs speech Thursday in Holland, MI, I couldn’t help but wonder if the president had read Drew Westen’s critique in last weekend’s New York Times. The Thing That Couldn't Die: Yucca Battle Continues in Congress and in the Courts
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Obama goes to battle with Reid over appointment - Kristine Svinicki A day after a very public prodding by Senate Republicans, the White House said Thursday that President Obama will renominate Kristine Svinicki to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — a move that puts him at odds with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, who vehemently opposes her appointment. Ms. Svinicki now is at the center of the biggest prada sunglass 2012 federal nomination fight of 2012, a battle that defies party lines.
Obama names nominee to head nuclear agency - Defense
Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans Press Release :: Hearing on NRC Policy and Governance Oversight POSTPONED
House GOP scuttles face-off with outgoing nuke agency chief - The Hill's E2-Wire House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans have shelved a planned showdown this week with outgoing Democratic Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko. The GOP, citing upcoming Senate action on the embattled Jaczko’s replacement and the re-nomination of Republican NRC member Kristine Svinicki, are postponing the May 31 hearing with all five NRC commissioners. “Given the swift movement on nominations and the apparent wind down of Chairman Jaczko’s current tenure at NRC, we’ve decided to pause until there is more clarity on the chairmanship of the NRC. We welcome the recent signals coming from the White House and Senate that the re-nomination of Kristine Svinicki and the closeout of the Jaczko era will be fast tracked,” said Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and other top Republicans on the panel in a joint statement.
Replacing NRC Chief Could Prove Challenging By Steven T. Gregory Jaczko’s Exit Poses Problems for White House
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