JULY 15, – 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Executive Director Heather Reams released the following statement after President Trump announced that the Administration would not impose a tariff on uranium imports, instead calling for formation of a Nuclear Fuel Working Group.
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions applauds the Trump Administration for opposing tariffs on uranium imports. This decision supports free-market, conservative principles and will help maintain the competitiveness of our nuclear industry,” said Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick. “CRES is also encouraged by the Administration’s move to establish a new working group tasked with reviving nuclear fuel production and we look forward to collaborating with its members on ways to further America’s energy policies pertaining to national security, international competition and domestic clean energy leadership.”
The Administration’s decision comes after CRES Forum, in a Morning Consult op-ed, urged the White House to reject imposing a quota on imported uranium, noting it would do harm to the nuclear industry.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.