Western Interstate Nuclear Compact State Nuclear Policy (Multiple States)

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Place Arizona;California;Colorado;Idaho;Montana;Nevada;New Mexico;Oregon;Utah;Washington;Wyoming;Alberta;British Columbia;Saskatchewan


Name Western Interstate Nuclear Compact State Nuclear Policy (Multiple States)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/90_5_2.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=43.21F.400



Legislation authorizes states' entrance into the Western Interstate Nuclear Compact, which aims to undertake the cooperation of participating states in deriving the optimum benefit from nuclear and related scientific or technological resources, facilities, and skills. The Compact is the legal basis for the Western Interstate Energy Board, which provides the instruments and framework for cooperative state efforts to "enhance the economy of the West and contribute to the well-being of the region's people." While originally intended to oversee nuclear issues, the Board's purview extends beyond nuclear power to state cooperation on general energy, electricity, and climate issues. The western states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, along with associate members Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, comprise the membership of the Board and are party to the Compact.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Doug Larson, Executive Director
Department Western Interstate Energy Board

Address 1600 Broadway Suite 1700

Place Denver, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80202
Phone 303.573.8910

Fax 303.534.7309

Website http://www.westgov.org/wieb/