Paulsen on Recent Ruling in Favor of America's Energy Rate Payers
December 10, 2013
Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) took to the House floor in support of a DC Circuit Court's ruling in favor of America's energy rate payers.
For more than 30 years, the Department of Energy has assessed a special tax on my constituents and residents in 40 other states around the nation who get some of their electricity from nuclear power. Residents in Minnesota have paid over $400 million alone. The stated reason for the tax: to pay for the disposal of the used fuels generated from the plant's operation.
To date, the total amount collected is more than $24 billion dollars nationwide. Little of that money has been spent.