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Friday, January 16, 2009

President Obama Should Support "123" Agreement With UAE

The Center supports our civilian nuclear power agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's last acts was to sign such an agreement with UAE. "123" refers to a section of the Atomic Energy Act. The agreement protects against development of nuclear weapons.

This type of agreement is crucial to avoiding additional greenhouse gases from fossil power plants. Such agreements can also provide the bridge technology until clean coal technology is commercialized. The agreement now has to be sent by Obama to Congress for approval.

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