|On the national level, there are many different philosophies on how large a role the federal government should play in mandating a rapid shift in our energy sources.
In my recent e-survey, over 91% of the respondents support Nevada having a diversified energy portfolio that consists of solar, wind, clean-coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, and wind. It is the priority of myself and of the entire Nevada delegation to work toward alternative energy sources.
I, however, do not support doing this in a manner that stifles economic development.
This past month I visited a nuclear reprocessing center in La Hague, France. I am interested in exploring how clean nuclear technology can play a role in fulfilling our energy demands in a safe, proliferation-resistant manner.
The citizens of Nevada are unanimously opposed to Yucca Mountain, but we should also be putting forth ideas on how to decrease the demand for a geological repository in Nevada.
While I was serving as mayor of Boulder City, we led the state in creating alternative energy options. In Congress, I am working with the delegation to ensure Southern Nevada will have cleaner air while making sure we are able to meet our energy demands in a practical, cost-efficient manner.
Contact U.S. Congressman Jon Porter at www.house.gov/porter.