Nuclear Energy
6:09 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Idaho LINE Commission Delays Recommendation

An Idaho task force is delaying its release of a draft proposal on ways to strengthen the state’s nuclear energy industry. EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz was at the task force meeting Friday in Moscow and has the latest.

The Idaho Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission was expected to release its draft recommendations on Monday so the public could weigh in. From there, it planned to deliver a final version on January First to Governor Otter.

The panel is called the LINE Commission. Its job is to find ways Idaho can expand the role of the Idaho National Lab and the state’s entire nuclear energy sector. But at a meeting held at the University of Idaho, the commission announced it wasn’t quite ready to unveil its ideas.

The commission chairman, Jeff Sayer, says the draft recommendation will now be released to the public on December third. He also says the public comment period will be extended into January.

That means the LINE Commission won’t make its January first deadline that was ordered by the Governor when he created the task force.

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