The letter has no merit.Energy Solutions does not write the
regulations that control what it does or how it does it. If someone has a
problem with the "what" or the "how", they need to address those
who make the rules, not with those who run a business by the rules. If they
have evidence that Energy Solutions is "breaking" the rules, then they
should get someone to press charges, otherwise, they're demanding that
their opinion have more credence than the rights of Energy Solutions to run a
legal and regulated business.Keeping Energy Solutions out of the
process might make the board feel comfortable, but that is not the reason for
the board. The reason is to see that everything is done according to law. When
a company has made a huge financial investment in Utah, that company has every
right to be part of every discussion that relates to its operation.
A Board is supposed to consider all information, even those with conflicts of
interest. Strong advocates for any cause should not rule the decisions, but if
the other Board members are sapient, they can discern what is right.
Allowing an executive from Energy Solutions to be on the board that monitors
Energy Solutions is like setting a fox to guard the hen house. Not a wise or
prudent thing to do.