Sen. Lamar Alexander will again serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on energy and said this week that the 30-year impasse on storing nuclear waste from power plants should be addressed in this Congress.
I read that Gov. Brian Sandoval went to D.C. to deter funding for Yucca Mountain. This concern over nuclear waste is ludicrous.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval urged congressional leaders to ignore last-minute pleas to place language and funding in a year-end spending bill that could revive the license application process for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
A Nevada lawmaker urged House leaders not to allow any last-minute funding requests to be slipped into a final spending bill that would revive the licensing process for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
At a roundtable meeting with reporters on Friday, Rosen discussed her plans as the Silver State’s next senator and the challenges of working in a divided Congress.
Despite the president’s election-eve comments suggesting a change in his stance on nuclear waste storage in Nevada, the state and political opponents are preparing for another administration and congressional push to revive the Yucca Mountain licensing process.
Nevada Democrats seized Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s wobble on Yucca Mountain, urging him to follow through with his campaign-season equivocation and keep the nuclear repository in Nevada in a mothballed state.
As he stumped in Elko for Republican candidates this weekend, President Donald Trump said he is “very inclined to be against” Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste facility – a statement that conflicts with his administration’s first two budget proposals.
A university-owned nuclear reactor in Arkansas is being contained after cleanup efforts and readied for transport to the Nevada National Security Site where it will be disposed.
A House champion of using Yucca Mountain for permanent storage of nuclear waste charged Wednesday that national energy priorities have been dashed by political calculations to protect vulnerable Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada.