Jun 21, 2017
Press Release

June 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District issued the following statement following Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s testimony in front of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

“Secretary Perry tried walking back his statements from yesterday, but the devil is in the details. While Perry says there are no plans to put an interim storage facility in Nevada, Radical pro-Yucca Mountain lawmakers have legislation that would allow the Trump Administration’s Department of Energy to do so. Secretary Perry says he wants to work together on nuclear waste issues. Well, he should start by advocating for my bill to mandate that a community must consent before the federal government tries to build a repository in its backyard.”