"Conservatives have always been forward thinking and optimistic," Merrifield said. "More than ever, we need to lead on our nation's energy future by offering clear, market-based solutions that can spur growth, job creation and exports, while minimizing cost and environmental consequences."
Merrifield served as a NRC commissioner from 1998 to 2007 and was previously a legal adviser on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Since he left NRC, Merrifield has worked in the private sector, including as a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. In that role, Merrifield is a legal advisor to two leading advanced reactor developers. Merrifield is also advising utilities on meeting the complex web of physical security requirements imposed by NRC and testified this year on the advancement of advanced reactors before House and Senate committees.
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