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Sam Mintz



Sam reports on energy policy for E&E News, covering the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy and Congress. Before joining E&E News in 2016, he covered local politics at the Cape Cod Times and has also written for the Reuters Foundation. He has a degree in political science and journalism from Brandeis University.

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NRC commissioners outline plans for waste work

The leaders of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday laid out for lawmakers their plans for how the agency would proceed with the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada if Congress were to provide funding.


Perry uranium pledge could clear way for nominee

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's conditional promise to suspend his department's practice of selling excess uranium could prompt a key senator to stop blocking a nominee for the agency's environmental cleanup office.


NERC names James Robb new chief executive

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. named a new president and CEO today, four months after its previous chief executive resigned following his arrest on charges of battery and family violence.