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H.R. 3766 Wrong Approach to Global Commercial Nuclear Growth
Posted By Jack Spencer On December 18, 2013 @ 1:35 pm In Capitol Hill,Energy | Comments Disabled
Last week Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R–FL) introduced H.R. 3766 , resurrecting the supposed “gold standard” for commercial nuclear trade. However, the bill discourages the very behavior that could help to solve the problems it aims to address.
The global expansion of commercial nuclear power does present new challenges. In response, H.R. 3766 would create additional restrictions and rules governing the export of commercial nuclear technology from the U.S. as a way to strengthen nonproliferation efforts. However, the problem with this approach is it:
Nuclear nonproliferation is important, and the U.S. should absolutely use foreign policy tools to address that front. However, H.R. 3766 misidentifies those problems with America’s nuclear trade regime and offers solutions that would frustrate America’s nonproliferation and commercial nuclear efforts.
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URLs in this post:
 H.R. 3766: http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/press-release/reps-ros-lehtinen-and-sherman-introduce-bipartisan-bill-strengthen-congressional
 Congress set up a system: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RS22937.pdf
 regulations: http://ita.doc.gov/td/energy/Civil%20Nuclear%20Exporters%20Guide%20(FINAL).pdf
 international agreements: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Factsheets/English/sg_overview.html
 lead: http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Benchmarking_the_global_nuclear_industry_2012/$FILE/Benchmarking-the-global-nuclear-industry_2012.pdf
 due more: http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2013/12/president-obama-flunks-make-a-deal-101
 not following through: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/11/time-to-get-north-korean-sanctions-right
 regulatory and safety standards: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/05/us-nuclear-policy-after-fukushima-trust-but-modify
 unspecified prohibitions: http://www.nei.org/Master-Document-Folder/Backgrounders/White-Papers/H-R-3766-A-Misguided-Attempt-to-Control-Enrichment
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