Governor Sisolak Statement on President’s Request for Yucca Mountain Funding

Carson City, NV March 11, 2019

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released the following statement on President Trump’s inclusion of $116 million in his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the Department of Energy to restart the licensing process for Yucca Mountain.

“President Trump’s request to restart the process for turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump is yet another example of the federal government ignoring the will of Nevadans by attempting to shove even more unwanted toxic material down our throats. My administration will continue to exercise all options available to ensure this deeply unpopular project never sees the light of day. Our congressional delegation has my full support in fighting this latest attempt by the federal government to dump nuclear waste in Nevadans’ backyards without our consent.”

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