Reid, Democrats want to keep Svinicki from renomination

04/20/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Democratic leaders are pushing to keep Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Kristine Svinicki from being renominated to her post, writes columnist Kimberley Strassel. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants her off of the NRC for her complaints about NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko's management, as well as her efforts to defend female staffers, Strassel writes. "After all, what is one woman, when measured against the left's greater policy goals? The White House and its party remain opposed to nuclear energy," she adds.

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