Titus Statement on Floor Consideration of Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act

May 4, 2018
Press Release

May 3, 2018

Las Vegas, NV – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement in regards to scheduled consideration of H.R. 3053; the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act introduced by Illinois Congressman John Shimkus:

“This legislation is Screw Nevada 2.0,” said Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District. “Nothing has changed since I testified against this flawed bill last summer. The bill rejects the science and it ignores Nevada’s continued and steadfast opposition. H.R. 3053 simply doubles down on the failed policies of 31 years ago. Bringing this legislation to the floor is nothing more than a show for the nuclear industry and its campaign cash recipients in Congress. It is an exercise that does nothing to implement a consent-based decision process. Nevada is not a wasteland, and I’ll continue to fight any attempt turn it into the nation’s nuclear waste dumping ground.”

H.R. 3053 is scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives the week of May 7th. Congresswoman Titus is the sponsor of H.R. 456; the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act, which would amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act with the recommendation from the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future on implementing a consent-based approach to the siting of nuclear waste repositories.