U.S. Sen. Dean Heller thinks there will be a new effort to kick-start the Yucca Mountain Project after one of its most powerful and outspoken opponents, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, leaves office at the end of the year.
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Gov. Brian Sandoval says Yucca Mountain supporters in Congress should give it a rest, there’s no way Nevada can be persuaded to accept a high-level nuclear waste site.
Energy and water subcommittee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Tuesday unveiled a 2016 spending bill for the Department of Energy that contains $70 million for various nuclear waste programs.
A couple of Republican presidential hopefuls have ventured into Nevada-dicey territory by talking about Yucca Mountain and giving U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, the state’s top Democrat, an opening to take some shots.
Nevada U.S. Reps. Joe Heck and Dina Titus took slightly different approaches Thursday, but both bids to remove or divert $150 million in Yucca Mountain funds from a 2016 Department of Energy spending bill were killed by voice vote in the House.
With Republicans now in charge on both sides of Capitol Hill, lawmakers who want a new life for the Yucca Mountain project launched their latest bid on Wednesday to fund the Nevada nuclear waste site.
The whir of ventilation fans and glow of lights inside the south entrance of the tunnel that loops through Yucca Mountain signaled new life for the shuttered nuclear waste study site for a few hours Thursday while six congressmen toured it.
A scuffle over the guest list has added a last-minute twist to plans by a group of congressmen to visit Yucca Mountain, the once-touted Nevada site for nuclear waste now fenced off and empty after being terminated by President Barack Obama.
A Nevada bid to send a representative along when members of Congress visit Yucca Mountain this week was turned down on Monday by organizers who said there was no room on the nuclear waste site tour.
Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Wednesday that he will do everything in his power to keep nuclear waste out of Yucca Mountain after Nevada Democrat Sen. Harry Reid retires in two years.