House lawmakers decry federal inaction on Yucca Mountain
March 5, 2018

As reported by Gary Martin in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

As the article reports:

“The majority of Nevadans agree that storing nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain is not a viable or sustainable solution,” said Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., in a letter to House and Senate appropriators urging them not to include funds for the project in an upcoming spending bill.

...Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., spoke before the lawmakers and reiterated the opposition in Nevada to storing nuclear waste produced in other states.

“Nevada is not a wasteland,” Titus said from the floor.

Titus has filed a bill that would require the federal government to get consent from states and local communities as a prerequisite to building a nuclear waste facility.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and the majority of the Nevada congressional delegation, including Sens. Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto, oppose federal efforts to open Yucca Mountain.

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