Letter Urging Opposition to Nuclear Waste Bill, H.R. 3053

June 27, 2017

Forty-nine (49) groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council sent a letter to the House Energy & Commerce committee urging them to oppose the “Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017.” This bill would ignore environmental concerns, states’ rights and consent to host the waste in the first instance, and attempts to truncate public review in order to force a “solution”―either Yucca Mountain or a new consolidated interim storage site―that have both proved to be unworkable.