Senate Republican Climate-Change Debate Hearing: 100 New Nuclear Plants, or New National Energy Tax?

The Senate Republican Conference held a hearing on Monday, June 22, to investigate the effect the Democrats proposed cap-and-trade national energy tax will have on job growth and the ways in which building 100 new nuclear plants over the next 20 years could help our economy, keep America competitive, and protect our environment. Senator Bob Bennett, R-Utah, chaired the hearing. Participants included Ben Lieberman of the Heritage Foundations Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies; Ted Rockwell of the American Nuclear Society; Christopher Guith of the US Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy; and Kevin Book of ClearView Energy Partners.