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According to the NRC:
Jeff Merrifield, Partner and Energy Section leader at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, is a former presidential appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who identifies strategic and legal solutions for major energy and environmental issues.

Jeff utilizes the wide range of experience he has gained over the last 30 years, having worked as an attorney in the U.S. Senate and as a senior executive at the largest power engineering and construction company in the United States—in addition to his time on the NRC—to bring his clients a unique perspective on strategic problem-solving.

At Pillsbury, Jeff’s experience includes advising Brookfield Business Partners L.P. on its $4.6 billion acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company, in which Pillsbury advised on critical regulatory and policy issues. He also provides counsel and representation to a group of utilities before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding how to meet NRC physical security requirements, offering crucial advice on challenges to some of these requirements. Jeff serves as a counselor and advisor to X-energy, the developer of an innovative high-temperature gas advanced reactor and Terrestrial Energy which is developing an innovative molten salt reactor.  He also serves as outside legal advisor to Clearpath Foundation, a free-market, clean energy advocacy organization which promotes nuclear power, carbon capture and hydropower as non-carbon-based solutions to providing clean energy.

Jeff is Chairman of E4 Carolinas, and Chairman of the Nuclear Infrastructure Council Advanced Reactors Task Force where he leads an effort to promote the deployment of this innovative nuclear technology. Page Last Reviewed/Updated 3/13/2019 7:27:16 AMhttps://archive.li/https://ric.nrc.gov/docs/bios/bio1-255.htm
https://archive.li/ok7px (There’s nothing “innovative” about molten salt. They are very dangerous – maybe the most dangerous type of nuclear power station.)

Related: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/us-senator-markey-lambasts-trump-administrations-secret-nuclear-cooperation-with-saudi-arabia/

From August 1, 2018 to January 2019 – over $1.858 million was paid to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP by Saudi: “Activity on behalf of Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia {“Saudi Arabia”) and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (“K.A.CARE”) during the period August 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019:

Pillsbury provided legal services to Saudi Arabia and K.A.CARE in connection with a potential bilateral agreement on cooperation with the United States concerning peaceful uses of nuclear energy under Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and related legal matters concerning the development of a commercial nuclear program within Saudi Arabia by K.A,CARE.” https://efile.fara.gov/docs/5198-Supplemental-Statement-20190228-27.pdf
K.A., CARE is King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

According to one of the FARA documents: “We have been asked to provide legal assistance to the Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“MEIM”) for an initial term of approximately thirty days. We are prepared to do so on the following conditions:

1. The scope of our assistance during the initial term.will be to advise MEIM in connection with a potential bilateral agreement on cooperation with the United States concerning peaceful uses of nuclear energy under Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (“123 Agreement”) and related legal matters concerning the development of a commercial nuclear program.
2. Our fees will be based on an agreed “blended” billing rate of $890/hr. for each attorney devoting time to this matter. We will bill for our services at the end of the month, and MEIM agrees to pay such invoice promptly following receipt.
3. Our client will be MEIM, arid not any affiliated or constituent individuals or entities, such as any subsidiary entities, government officials, or employees…
” See entire document here: https://efile.fara.gov/docs/5198-Exhibit-AB-20180220-43.pdf



https://efile.fara.gov/docs/5198-Short-Form-20190130-64.pdf


https://efile.fara.gov/docs/5198-Short-Form-20180220-54.pdf

Another Saudi nuclear lobbyist from Feb 2018: https://efile.fara.gov/docs/6501-Exhibit-AB-20180221-2.pdf

The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA): A Legal Overview” December 4, 2017 R45037 https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R45037.html

Someone needs to stop the DC revolving doors and see what happens!
Jerry Clower “Flying Jenny” revolving door story: https://youtu.be/84wiXOfz5og With enough Jerry Clower you might learn to pronounce the name of the hometown of another Saudi lobbyist. The B in BGR group is Haley Barbour of Yazoo City Mississippi. BGR group has long lobbied for Saudi Arabia. Yazoo City and Mississippi Chemical: https://archive.li/https://www.yazooherald.net/front-page-slideshow-news/mississippi-chemical-corporation-earns-historic-marker

Details apparent conflicts of interest in Merrifield’s last months as a US NRC commissioner: “NRC IG and POGO Investigation and Supporting Documents of Jeffrey Merrifield” October 27, 2009 http://pogoarchive.pub30.convio.net/pogo-files/alerts/nuclear-security-safety/nss-npp-20091027.html ()

Re Holtec job offer to Merrifield:
http://pogoarchives.org/m/nss/mf/ig-interview-bongrazio-20080206.pdf
http://pogoarchives.org/m/nss/mf/ig-interview-singh-20080206.pdf
Re Merrifield: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/build/groups/public/@tg_ian/@nuclear/documents/webcontent/tg_ian_005541.pdf