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Yucca Mountain Project

2/13/2018

press release Gaming Industry Opposes Plan to Revive Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Government Relations Chris Cylke released the following statement in response to the...

1/27/2018

article Nevada raises new concerns about Yucca Mountain licensing plan
(Nevada) -- Nevada has detailed fresh concerns about plans to expedite licensing of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear repository in a report that was delivered Friday by the...

10/23/2017

article Amodei expects Yucca Mountain bill to pass before Thanksgiving
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., thinks the House will pass a Yucca Mountain revival bill, maybe before Thanksgiving. “My prediction is that it...

10/22/2017

article OP/ED: Northern Nevada chamber wrong not to join Yucca Mountain fight
(Nevada) -- The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce didn’t just let an enemy get through the perimeter, it opened the gate and laid out a red carpet.

9/12/2017

article Nevada panel OKs $1M to fight Yucca Mountain plans
(Nevada) -- A state panel on Tuesday approved nearly $1 million more to pay for legal costs to continue Nevada’s fight against a nuclear waste repository at Yucca...

9/5/2017

article State’s chief Yucca critic: It’s ‘almost a religious controversy now’
(Nevada) -- The once-mothballed proposal for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository looks to be heading for a revival and will be a part of discussions at this week...

7/27/2017

article Attempts to block funding for Yucca Mountain die in House
(Washington D.C.) -- A series of amendments to block funding to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository died in the House and were not included in a four-bill, $800...

7/24/2017

article Minnesota Congressman backs bill authorizing interim storage of nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
(Minnesota) -- A bill that would accelerate the construction of a federal nuclear repository at a former nuclear testing site in Nevada experienced its first victory...

7/20/2017

article 3 Nevada lawmakers want to erase funding for Yucca Mountain
(Washington D.C.) -- Three congressional Democrats from Nevada are backing an amendment to a House spending bill that would eliminate $120 million in funding to restart...

7/18/2017

article Senate appropriations bill moves without Yucca money
(Washington D.C.) -- A request for $120 million to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project has been rejected for the moment in the Senate as an...

7/11/2017

article Trump triggers fight over Yucca waste site
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters and opponents of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada are ramping up their advocacy efforts in hopes of swaying...

7/4/2017

article Scientists prepare to debate danger of Yucca Mountain’s volcanic neighbors
(Nevada) -- A renewed push to bury the nation’s most dangerous nuclear waste northwest of Las Vegas could hinge on competing scientific theories about the hazards...

6/21/2017

article Perry backs Yucca Mountain, proposes an interim waste storage site in Nevada
(Nevada) -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended a $28 billion budget proposal Tuesday, citing the need for $120 million to restart licensing of the Yucca Mountain...

5/29/2017

article Trump to hide nuclear waste beneath sacred Yucca Mountain in Nevada
(Nevada) -- It may have been buried in President Trump’s first budget last week, but the irony was largely lost on the American nuclear industry and its opponents...

5/28/2017

article GAO outlines $330M ‘roadmap’ to restart Yucca Mountain licensing
(Washington D.C.) -- Restarting the licensing process to determine whether a nuclear waste repository could be built at Yucca Mountain would cost in excess of $330...

4/26/2017

article U.S. lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch
(Nevada) -- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated resurrecting the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, a project...

4/25/2017

article EDITORIAL: No amount of spending will make Yucca Mountain nuke dump a good idea
(Nevada) -- Editor's note: In reaction to news that a hearing on a bill to resurrect the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository had been scheduled in a...

4/17/2017

article Heller says he’ll work to stymie Trump administration proposals that would hurt Nevada
(Nevada) -- U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., vowed to work against any proposal from the Trump administration that would hurt Nevada. Speaking to the Nevada Legislature...

3/21/2017

article Nevada Legislature formalizes opposition to revive Yucca Mountain
(Nevada) -- A resolution restating the Legislature’s opposition to any effort to license Yucca Mountain as a high-level nuclear waste dump was endorsed Monday by...

3/16/2017

article Trump budget proposal revives Yucca Mountain spending
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump budget proposal would boost Energy Department spending on managing the nation’s nuclear stockpile and reviving the Yucca Mountain...

2/14/2017

article ‘It’s never been off the table’: Key congressman reiterates interest in shipping nuke waste to Yucca Mountain
(California) -- “I’m the nuclear waste guy, that’s what I do in Washington,” said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., after taking a tour last week of the...

1/12/2017

article Energy chief: Bid to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump doomed
(Washington D.C.) -- Any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from...
article Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site May Get a Second Look Under Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- While the US Department of Energy published new rules to create a central repository for nuclear waste, a bill has been introduced to block any new...
article Yucca Mountain won’t be site for nuclear waste, energy secretary says
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing local opposition to the project, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dismissed speculation Wednesday that a nuclear waste repository could...

1/11/2017

article Energy chief: Bid to revive Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump doomed
(Washington D.C.) -- Any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from...

12/26/2016

article Rick Perry mum on Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, but has backed interim solution
(Nevada) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s pick as energy secretary, Rick Perry, is not saying whether he intends to push for a revival of plans to entomb the...

12/13/2016

article Lawmaker says Trump win brings Yucca Mountain closer to opening
(Washington D.C.) -- With Donald Trump moving into the White House and retiring Senate Democrat Harry Reid heading back to Nevada, a South Carolina congressman is...

10/8/2015

article ZABARTE: The Sale of Yucca Mountain Was an Attack
(Nevada) -- I am the Principal Man for Foreign Affairs of the government of Newe Sogobia and have the legitimate authority to speak on all matters subject to tribal law...

1/30/2015

article Report gives Yucca positive review, stops short of full endorsement
(Washington D.C.) -- Analysts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday completed a safety review that gives Yucca Mountain generally positive marks, but stops...
article Yucca Mountain findings released
(Las Vegas) -- Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada...

9/27/2013

article No end in sight for Yucca legal fights
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s no end in sight for legal fights over Yucca Mountain. Fresh lawsuits started piling up Thursday, a day before a deadline for responses...

8/14/2013

article DOE chief: Agency agreed to bury nuclear waste 'deeper' in Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- Dig a deeper trench to put it in. Make sure it stays there for 10,000 years. And when it’s hauled to Nevada from Tennessee, give it the same level...
article Federal appeals court orders White House to move forward on Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
(Washington D.C.) -- In a rebuke to the Obama administration, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law...
article Federal court orders NRC to restart licensing process for Yucca Mountain
(Washington D.C.) -- The decades-long controversy over burying high-level nuclear waste in Nevada was thrown back up in the air Tuesday when a federal court ordered...
article Government Must Continue Review of Nevada Nuclear Waste Site, Court Says
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was “flouting the law” when it stopped work on a review...
article Yucca ruling nearly steals show at Vegas energy conference touting solar, geothermal projects
(Las Vegas) -- Solar projects in the desert, geothermal power in the mountains and wind energy off the East Coast were cited as examples of progress from top U.S....

12/14/2012

article Ruling in Yucca Mountain case pushed into new year
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal court decision whether to resume license hearings for a Nevada nuclear waste site has been pushed into next year.

9/10/2011

article NRC allows closure of Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
(Washington D.C.) -- A divided Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday allowed the Obama administration to continue plans to close the controversial Yucca Mountain...
article Yucca may yet have pulse after ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- Nevada lawmakers on Friday celebrated a ruling by the federal nuclear safety agency that they said could close down Yucca Mountain once and for all.

8/7/2011

article Used 22 times over 314 weeks, Yucca Mountain facility closes
(Las Vegas) -- At the end of August, the federal government will close its multimillion-dollar hearing facility in Las Vegas where lawyers argued their cases for and...

7/29/2011

article Wash. files suit on Yucca Mountain consideration
(Washington) -- Washington state and South Carolina filed another lawsuit Friday to compel the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume its consideration of a nuclear...

7/13/2011

article Bid to redirect Yucca funding to nuclear fuel recycling rejected
(Washington D.C.) -- A bid to steer $25 million away from the Yucca Mountain project to nuclear fuel research was rejected in Congress on Wednesday. An amendment by Rep...
article Heck amendment gives insight into his Yucca Mountain stance
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Joe Heck is picking up the traditional Nevada torch on Yucca Mountain. Sort of. And although his effort failed, an amendment the Nevada...

7/2/2011

article Court Won’t Intervene in Fate of Nuclear Dump
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court on Friday declined to step into a dispute over the Obama administration’s cancellation of a planned nuclear waste dump...

7/1/2011

article Appeals court dismisses Yucca Mountain lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal judges on Friday dismissed a challenge to the Obama administration over nuclear waste, delivering a blow to states that want to send...

6/25/2011

article Huntsman: Nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain up to Nevadans
(Reno) -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman predicted Friday that Yucca Mountain never will become the nation's nuclear repository as long as Nevadans...

6/14/2011

article NRC's inspector general: Chief 'wrong' to mislead on Yucca Mountain
(Washington D.C.) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector general says the agency's chairman was unprofessional and "wrong" as he repeatedly...

6/13/2011

article GOP: Politics at play in commission’s Yucca Mountain review
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans are complaining that politics, and not procedure, is influencing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s review of the nuclear waste...

5/4/2011

article GOP launches probe into allegations over Yucca Mountain
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans in the Energy and Commerce Committee have launched an official investigation into allegations of illegal, improprietous and politically...

4/20/2011

article Tim Pawlenty talks gambling, Yucca mountain during Nevada trip
(Nevada) -- Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty spent Tuesday in Nevada, speaking with potential Republican supporters in one of the nation’s most important...

4/1/2011

article House panel investigates plan to halt Yucca Mountain site
(Washington D.C.) -- Ever since gaining control of the House in the November elections, Republican leaders have said they planned to challenge President Barack Obama...

3/31/2011

article House panel probes plan to halt Yucca nuke site
(Washington D.C.) -- A House energy panel said Thursday it is investigating the Obama administration's decision to halt plans to bury the nation's nuclear waste...

2/19/2011

article House spending bill prolongs dispute over Yucca shutdown
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2011 spending bill the U.S. House passed shortly before dawn today prolongs a dispute over a final portion of the Yucca Mountain Project.

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