Budget plan for fracking, used fuel safety draws criticism

04/18/2013 | Platts

The Department of Energy's fiscal 2014 budget proposals for ensuring the safety of hydraulic fracturing and used nuclear fuel storage drew criticism from Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore. The proposals are inadequate, said Wyden, adding he would try to increase funding for those areas. "Budget priorities ought to also make sure that addressing problems that are already at hand, like fracking or spent nuclear fuel storage, are real priorities, not afterthoughts," he said.

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