It is for reasons such as this, that Senators Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have introduced the “Thorium Energy Security Act of 2010”, in order to accelerate the arrival of thorium energy production.
This legislation establishes regulatory and development programs to facilitate the introduction of thorium-based nuclear fuel.
Furthermore, Robert Hargraves, co-founder of Coalition for Energy Solutions, and instructor at Dartmouth ILEAD, has proposed six amendments upon the act, including (in bold):
“an advanced thorium fuel cycle to generate nuclear energy— ...would produce power less expensively than from burning fossil fuels”
Thorium Energy Security Act of 2010, Senators Hatch and Reid
Improvements to the Bill by Robert Hargraves, Aim High!