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Apr 20, 2012 House Committee on Foreign Affairs report on HR1280 - An Amendment to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954
This report describes the amendment to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear co-operation with foreign countries, and for other purposes. First page of the narrative is below, for the complete report download the PDF.
Feb 14, 2012 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Letter to Urge Obama to Back Gold Standard
The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and the Foreign Policy Initiative worked together on a letter to the President asking him to reconsider his decision to abandon the "Gold Standard" in favor of a case-by-case review. The Gold Standard requires non-nuclear weapons states to forgo uranium enrichment as well as spent-fuel reprocessing, and open themselves up to intrusive international inspections. NPEC and FPI argue that dropping the gold standard approach undermines global non-proliferation efforts and emboldens Iran because if the U.S. is willing to allow Vietnam and Jordan to make nuclear fuel, how will it convince Iran to refrain from doing this?
Jan 23, 2012 State-Energy Letter Tells Hill Obama will Abandon Tight Nuclear Nonproliferation Rules
The Department of State's letter states that they will pursue 123 agreement negotiations on the basis of a case-by-case review, arguing that the U.S. needs to negotiate agreements that our partners can accept and that open doors to U.S. industry while competing effectively with France and Russia, neither of which impose enrichment and reprocessing (ENR) conditions.
Jan 17, 2012 Letter to Congress Urging Amendments to S. 99, the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011
NPEC signed a letter urging Congressmen Fortenberry, Upton, and Markey to propose an amendment to the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011 that would promote a reliable domestic supply of vital medical isotopes while minimizing HEU commerce.
Jan 13, 2012 DOE Memo Argues There is No National Security Justification to Subsidize USEC's Centrifuge Program
This memo is a 2009 memo released by DOE under FOIA in 2011, as revealed in a forthcoming article by Geoffrey Sea.
Jun 22, 2011 NPEC Signs Letter Supporting Efforts Against the Creation of a New Federal Financing Agency for Energy Projects
NPEC signed a letter opposing the creation of the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), which would have unlimited authority to issue loan guarantees to high risk projects while providing little oversight and taxpayer protection.
Apr 13, 2011 NPEC Signs Letter Urging Congress Not to Authorize Additional Nuclear Loan Guarantees
NPEC signed a letter urging members of Congress not to provide any additional loan guarantee authority to the DOE loan guarantee program. The letter argues that given the DOE's pre-existing $50 billion in loan guarantee authority and the high risk to taxpayers, increasing this figure would be fiscally irresponsible.
Dec 28, 2010 DoE Response to NPEC Letter to Uphold Nonproliferation Standards
The Department of Energy’s (DoE) reply, dated December 28, made no commitment to uphold the UAE nonproliferation standards in ongoing U.S. nuclear cooperative agreement negotiations the U.S. is currently conducting with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, South Korea, and Vietnam
Dec 08, 2010 NPEC Signs Letter to Congress Opposing Wasteful Loan Guarantee Program
This letter urges Congress not to increase available funding for the Department of Energy Innovation Technology Loan Guarantee program. This program would increase the total nuclear loan program to $27.5 billion to cover four nuclear projects. Loans for nuclear reactors have been found to have a 50% risk of default, a risk that will be borne by the taxpayer. Moreover, providing loan guarantees to financially risky projects that the private sector won’t finance is fiscally reckless and politically unwise.
Nov 15, 2010 Bipartisan Group to President Obama: Block French Loan Guarantees If Paris Refuses to Support US Global Nonproliferation Standards
NPEC’s executive director and 16 other leading US nuclear control experts from both the Right and the Left today called on President Obama to condition the provision of any US federal energy loan guarantees to foreign nuclear suppliers wishing to expand their nuclear business in the US upon them supporting strong US nonproliferation standards for nuclear exports globally.  In a letter to the President, the bipartisan group specifically urged the President not to grant $9.5 billion in proposed federal nuclear loan guarantees to the French government owned firms of Areva and Edf unless the French government is willing to support the nonproliferation conditions on the spread of easy-to-militarize nuclear fuel making activities and the need for intrusive inspections contained in the US-UAE nuclear cooperative agreement, which was finalized last year.  
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