TOP PHOTO: Sen. Ken Yager speaking at one of his weekly on camera visits from 2022.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – On Tuesday, Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order to create the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council. State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) expressed his support for the council and released the following statement.

“I wholeheartedly support the governor’s initiative to create the Nuclear Energy Advisory Council,” said Yager. “There is no better place than Tennessee to advance nuclear energy. We are home to Oak Ridge National Lab, the TVA and numerous nuclear power plants providing energy throughout the south. Tennessee has the experts, workforce, visionaries and resources to play an instrumental role in moving our nation towards energy independence. The East Tennessee and Upper Cumberland economic impact potential is unlimited, too. I appreciate Governor Lee for his leadership in putting together this advisory council.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/19/2023-6AM)