Support for the New Energy Bill

The author's antinuclear colors show clearly in the Opinion page article "Still Missing: a National Energy Policy," July 30. He also misinforms readers about licensing reform for advanced nuclear power plants. Far from limiting public participation in licensing nuclear power plants, the energy policy legislation pending in Congress assures four opportunities for public participation. Antinuclear activists oppose these long-overdue reforms because the changes will promote public and investor confidence in

the nuclear regulatory process and will create a fair, stable, and consistent system for licensing future nuclear plants.

Congress has approved nuclear plant licensing reform by overwhelming majorities in the United States House and Senate. Phillip Bayne, Washington President and CEO US Council for Energy Awareness

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