Washington, DC – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), welcomed the introduction of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (S. 4897), bipartisan legislation to revitalize the United States’ nuclear infrastructure, reduce carbon emissions and strengthen our nation’s economy and national security.
In response to the bill’s introduction, CRES Executive Director Heather Reams offered the following statement:
“Nuclear energy is an integral component of our nation’s clean energy future. There is widespread consensus that we cannot meet a zero-emissions future without nuclear energy. I applaud Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and the bi-partisan team of senators for recognizing the value of nuclear energy and introducing legislation to enhance and grow this dependable, clean source of American power. The American Nuclear Infrastructure Act sends a clear message – the United States is committed to remaining the global leader in nuclear energy technology. Nuclear energy enhances national security, drives global competition and strengthens our economy. Investing in our nation’s nuclear infrastructure is an investment in U.S. jobs, our environment and American-made energy.”