Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued a statement on a letter sent to the White House from four of the Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners regarding the Chairman of the Commission, Gregory Jaczko. All five of the commissioners are scheduled to testify before the Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday, December 15 at 10 am ET for a hearing to review the Commission's actions related to the Task Force recommendations following the nuclear emergency in Japan.

Senator Boxer said: "Instead of applauding the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for his swift and effective response to Fukushima, his fellow commissioners are attacking him. We must move away from the ‘do nothing' culture of the NRC and support Chairman Jaczko as he translates the lessons of Fukushima into an action plan that will make America's nuclear plants the safest in the world."