“Our freedoms can
be maintained by the advancement of technologies that serve mankind—
advancing technology puts Freedom at Risk and
our freedom is
threatened because we
don't take the time to
participate in it” GJD
We have sent invitations to
many candidates requesting their "position statements" on U. S. nuclear energy development
and the Yucca Mountain Repository . . . issues which have a direct effect on
national energy independence and security . . . educating our USNEF
If you are a Democrat,
Republican, Independent, Libertarian, etc. we want to post your "position"
We are not endorsing
candidates, we are reporting on
their "position statements" on nuclear energy development
Our contact database is about 1,600 diversified throughout the nuclear
industry and grassroots citizens.
The political process through regulation has always been a major
integration of the nuclear industry.
It is important that our representatives "allow the advance of nuclear
science" without the "unecessary" interference of politics.
MA Governor Romney
In 2012 Governor
Romney is advocating "all forms of energy development" including
nuclear in his statements. We have joined the "all forms" message
and are currently advocating consideration of nuclear as a RENEWABLE
source. Today, uranium and future thorium reactors provide an
unlimited source of fuel for our grandchildren's grandchildren. We
must put America back on a proven power path!
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
. . .
in a quote to us by former MA Governor Mitt Romney, "yes I support
nuclear energy development.
Businessman Herman Cain / G Duarte
US Nuclear Energy Foundation 2011
Mr. Cain has
suspended his campaign but generally supports new nuclear
Ron Paul / G Duarte
US Nuclear Energy Foundation 2011
Congressman Ron Paul
“Any source that truly is cheaper and
cleaner, yet still reliable, will not need government help to
develop or sell.”
Nuclear energy can also provide the
American people with a reliable and environmentally sound
alternative. Therefore, we should repeal federal regulations that
hinder the development of nuclear energy. However, we should
also repeal all federal subsidies and privileges granted the nuclear
industry. Nuclear power should prove its worth in the free-market.
Clean, safe, and reliable energy is far
too important to leave to the political whims of Washington
Government regulations, taxes, and corporate subsidies have
distorted the energy market, causing some prices to rise above what
they would be in the free market, while artificially lowering other
prices and discouraging conservation. The costs of energy subsidies
are hidden in your tax bill so the government can silently withhold
them from your wallet with each paycheck.
Governor Jon Huntsman / G Duarte
US Nuclear Energy Foundation 2011
Governor Jon Huntsman
With our standard question about nuclear power, what is your
position on nuclear energy development? Yes, I think we should
develop more nuclear energy.
And Mr. Huntsman, what do you think about the Yucca Mountain
Facility? We didn't want it in Utah, I think it should be left up to
the state and the Governor.
Mr. Huntsman did compliment USNEF for advocating nuclear energy from
the toughest state in the country with nuclear as the topic.
Don Gustavson Nevada Senator
support Yucca Mountain as a scientific research and development
reprocessing center site in view of unfolding scientific evidence
confirming both its safeness as the best answer to our oils woes.
Further, we should add a recycling center/power plant to Yucca
Mountain and create vast amounts of power and jobs for Nevada.
Recycling will deal with 95% of the waste and the rest can be
stored. The USA is being left in the dark ages by federal
guidelines that prevent nuclear recycling while Canada, France,
Britain and other nations recycle nuclear fuel providing an
unlimited supply of clean energy for homes, businesses and
manufactures and reducing or ending dependence on foreign energy.
believe that we should build an advanced research and development
(R&P) facility to apply and advance new energy technologies and
promote economic compensation to Nevada rather than storing the
waste at the current 75 reactor sites where it lies above ground
within five miles of 160 million people. At Yucca Mountain it would
be 100 miles from any large population center and buried safely
underground at a secure military site.
Also Hyperion Power Generation (HPG) is developing a hot tub sized
nuclear battery capable of powering a town of 25,000 homes with 25
megawatts for five years. HPG batteries can be buried in the earth
for added safety and security. The size makes them easy to install
and later to remove and refuel. This would be ideal for some of
Nevada’s rural areas.
Senator Reid and other power hungry individuals including much of
the media have failed to provide neutral analysis or information on
critical developments in this field. Nevada’s Agency for Nuclear
Projects (NANP) has served no function other than leading the
campaign to kill Yucca Mountain.
Here in Nevada, Gary Duarte of US Nuclear Energy Foundation has lead
an educational movement to bring objectivity to this subject. Many
others have spoken such as Christine Todd Whitman, Chuck Devore of
California, Tyrus W. Cobb of Reno, Nicholas Tsoulfanidis of Reno and
Thomas Brady, MD of Reno. This list could go on and on but the
information and technology is out there. All we need is to elect
candidates of integrity who will go with the facts instead of
politics as usual.
Scott Brown U. S. Senate
Energy and Environment
common-sense environment policy that will help to reduce pollution
and preserve our precious open spaces. I realize that without action
now, future generations will be left to clean up the mess we leave.
In order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, I support
reasonable and appropriate development of alternative energy sources
such as wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal and improved
hydroelectric facilities. I oppose a national cap and trade program
because of the higher costs that families and businesses would
Barry Goldwater, Jr. and Gary
Duarte, Director, USNEF
U.S. House of Representatives 1969 - 1983
yes, Mr. Goldwater supports nuclear energy development and the
Yucca Mountain Repository.
Senator John McCain / G
US Nuclear Energy Foundation
Presidential bid 2007
Senator John McCain is
Pro Nuclear Energy
and Pro Yucca Mountain Repository Development.
US Nuclear Energy Foundation has talked a couple times with Senator
is quite pro nuclear energy development. With experience of having
the Arizona Power Palo Verde nuclear plants in his home state . . .
a good understanding of nuclear energy is a definite plus to our
nuclear power interests. In our effort of “Bringing Science To
Citizens” through our public outreach education it is helpful that you know there are some political
leaders who understand the value of nuclear energy development and
we need to encourage them throughout our industry.
John Shadegg, G. Duarte
Arizona Representative John Shadegg
He is also one of the few representatives
who supports both nuclear energy AND the Yucca Mountain nuclear
repository in Nevada. The US has spent many man years and billions
on the Yucca development. Politics has misrepresented the science
and discouraged political commitment to
support the Yucca Mountain Repository.
Congressman Duncan Hunter
CLC Conference 2007
Congressman Duncan Hunter
Hunter, Congressman from California is on the record to
support nuclear energy. We are finding that "conservative republicans" are weighing in on the positive side of
nuclear energy development and the nations need for the Yucca
Hunter's seat was filled via election by his son, Duncan D. Hunter.
Duarte & CA Congressional candidate 2010
Dana Walsh & Ike Eichbaum
Achieving energy independence is a critical component in winning the
War on Terrorism and keeping our economy strong and growing. We need
to accelerate the construction of new nuclear power plants and
permit American firms to drill offshore and on Alaska’s North Slope.
L to R Duarte,
Mrs. Walsh and USNEF Advisory Board member Barlane "Ike"Eichbaum.
Irony as it is when Dana and Ike started talking we learned that
Dana Walsh grew up in Reno and at one time her dad and Ike worked at
the Bill Lear corporation in Stead, Nevada.
Duarte & CA Senate candidate 1010
DeVore: Modern nuclear power
Senator Barbara Boxer wants to impose a massive energy tax through
her cap-and-trade scheme that will increase the cost of fuel and
electricity, costing each American family from $1,700 to $2,000 more
per year. This will result in more U.S. jobs being shipped to China.
than put more Americans out of work in service of a global issue, we
should seek to grow our economy AND reduce greenhouse gas emissions
by encouraging the development of modern nuclear power. Nuclear
power produces energy with total lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions
equal to 20g of CO2 per kWh. This is less lifecycle emissions than
solar or wind and 55 times less than coal, from which we get half of
our electricity in America.
Greater energy generation from nuclear power will also allow us to
economically and reliably electrify portions of our transportation
sector as well as prevent the burning of additional natural gas to
make electricity – with the extra benefit of reducing our reliance
on imported foreign oil through more electric and natural
The choice is clear: increase nuclear power to reduce emissions and
keep energy affordable; or regulate our economy to a standstill,
throwing more Americans out of work while doing little to actually
address global warming.