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Heller Urged The Subcommittee To Not Waste Any More Taxpayer Dollars 

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee today advanced the Senate’s Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which does not include the $120 million requested by the Department of Energy (DOE) to revive Yucca Mountain unlike the House of Representatives’ version of the bill. The full Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the legislation on Thursday.

“This is a positive first step in a long fight to ensure that Yucca Mountain remains dead,” said Heller. “I will continue to stand with the State of Nevada every step of the way and reiterate to this administration and to my colleagues in Congress: Nevada will not serve as the nation’s nuclear waste dump.”

Heller has led the fight in Congress against Yucca Mountain and previously submitted testimony to the subcommittee reiterating his staunch opposition to wasting more taxpayer dollars on the failed project that Nevada continues to reject. Heller stated that Yucca Mountain “has been strongly opposed by Nevadans from the state, done little to solve our nation’s waste problem, and wasted billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.”


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