Nevada Legislative Resolution Opposes Yucca Mountain
(Carson City, Nev.) -- Assembly Joint Resolution 10 outlines the legislature’s stiff opposition to renewed plans to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
Back in March, the Trump administration drew the ire of Nevada politicians when $120 million in funding for the project appeared in the president’s budget proposal.
That anger intensified after energy secretary Rick Perry visited Yucca just days afterward.
Since then, Nevada’s senators and representatives have declared their opposition to the plan in speeches before the state legislature.
Gov. Brian Sandoval is also a long-time critic of Yucca Mountain, having fought against the plan as the state’s attorney general more than a decade ago.
Many in the public don't seem to want the project to happen either.
A recent poll from the Mellman group and The Nevada Independent found nearly 6 in 10 Nevadans don't support the project.