August 23, 2014
(Washington, DC) – Today U.S. Congressman Dean Heller (R-NV) made the following statement on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Yucca Mountain licensing.
“It is time for proponents of Yucca Mountain to move on. The fact that Yucca Mountain is a threat to public safety should be enough to terminate this project, but given our nation’s dire financial situation it makes little sense to keep spending taxpayer dollars on this ill-conceived project. As Nevadans and our nation continue suffer high gas prices and joblessness, their time would be better spent solving our immediate problems instead of focusing on a project that will never come to fruition,” said Heller.