Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Unescorted Access Authorization

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Burns urging the Commission to reject a staff request SECY-15-0149 to send the Role of third Party Arbitrators in licensee Access Authorization and Fitness-For-Duty Determinations at Nuclear Power Plants, that would place severe limits on arbitration for nuclear power plant workers to Expedited Rule Making.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2663, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015 (v. 2)

Renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal are an integral part of the United States’ all-of-the-above energy strategy. Our nation’s public lands can play a critical role in supporting that mission, but uncertainty in the permitting process impedes or delays our ability to harness their renewable energy potential. To address this problem, we have reintroduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.

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Protect Net Metering in Your State (v. 3)

The increasing affordability of solar power, the cost of which has dropped by half since 2010, paired with critical pro-growth state level policies, has resulted in the rapid emergence of residential scale rooftop solar systems. In fact, through the end of 2014, more than 600,000 homes and businesses had installed on-site solar.

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Cosponsor the TEST for Lead Act! (v. 2)

Please join me in supporting the Transparent Environment in School Testing for Lead Act or TEST for Lead Act. The TEST for Lead Act addresses a major water testing gap and adds a much needed update to the Safe Drinking Water Act. While some school districts voluntarily test their drinking water for lead contamination, there is, surprisingly, no Federal requirement that schools test for lead regularly or to test for lead at all.

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