Friday, September 7, 2012

'Up 'n' Atom'' breakfast scheduled for Sept. 18

The Partnership for Science and Technology has scheduled an "Up 'n' Atom" breakfast membership meeting for Sept. 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel on the Falls (formerly the Red Lion on River Parkway).

This meeting is intended to provide information to members in preparation for the upcoming Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission meeting, which is Sept. 21 in Idaho Falls.

Executive Director Lane Allgood and Board President Jackie Flowers will talk about the recommendations they made to the LINE Commission at its Aug. 24 meeting. A discussion period will follow the presentation.

The LINE Commission meeting is scheduled for September 21 in Idaho Falls and will include an opportunity for public comment. This will be the last time to provide comments before the commission begins drafting its final report to the Governor. And we want to ensure a strong PST turnout at the commission meeting and during the public comment period.

The LINE Commission was created by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and is charged with making recommendations on what the state can do to support and enhance the long-term viability of the Idaho National Laboratory and the broader nuclear industry in the state. The meeting in Idaho Falls will be the last opportunity for the public to comment before the commission writes a report and presents it to Otter.

Reservations to the breakfast are being taken through Sept. 14 and can be made by e-mailing Allgood at lallgood@P-S-T.org