A Texas public utility commissioner on Tuesday applauded a federal appeals court’s order that the U.S. Department of Energy stop collecting fees from utilities to fund a long controversial and now shuttered nuclear waste project.
“It’s about time,” Commissioner Ken Anderson told the Tribune. “They’ve been collecting fees for years, and we’ve got nothing to show for it."
Since 1983, federal law has required utilities to pay fees into a fund meant to finance permanent nuclear waste storage that never materialized.
But on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of ...