Former Bush aide Lindsey joins Nuclear Matters

Former director of the National Economic Council and assistant to Former President George W. Bush, Larry Lindsey has joined the Leadership Council of Nuclear Matters, the organization announced on Thursday.
The organization states that Lindsey has expressed support toward preserving current nuclear energy plants in the U.S. and indicates that they will likely play a significant role in economic growth.
“Maintaining the existing nuclear fleet is an obvious way to help ensure a brighter economic future for America thanks to their far-reaching role in providing electricity to help communities and the economy growing,” Lindsey said.
The Brattle Group recently released a report that detailed the economic impact of the nuclear generation fleet. Within that report they state that the industry accounts for approximately 475,000 full-time positions and nuclear power prevents 573 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. According to the report this amount is worth approximately $25 billion based on federal estimates on the social cost of greenhouse gasses.
“Larry Lindsey adds to the broad and bipartisan leadership of Nuclear Matters, underscoring that support for the existing nuclear energy fleet is an easy public policy choice,” former Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), co-chair of Nuclear Matters, said. “As Dr. Lindsey concurs, we must do everything we can to further the discussion around how best to preserve existing nuclear plants for the benefit of our energy and economic security.”

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