March 27, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement to address Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s visit to Yucca Mountain today.
“Less than two weeks after Rick Perry’s friends in the Texas Attorney General’s Office sued the federal government to revive the failed Yucca Mountain waste dump and President Trump requested funding for it, I am troubled that the new Energy Secretary is visiting the site without informing members of the Nevada Congressional Delegation. Earlier this year, I wrote to President Trump to request that his administration visit Nevada and meet with experts who have spent years studying why the project imperils our state and nearly every congressional district in the country. The Trump administration has yet to acknowledge the invitation or the fact that Nevadans do not want a project that has dangerous implications for the environment, economy, and security of the region. Southern Nevada is not a wasteland, and I will continue to fight to protect it from becoming a dangerous dumping ground.”