Titus Statement on Trump’s Yucca Mountain Request

May 23, 2017
Press Release

May 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. --Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District issued the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request to Congress that proposes to revive the failed Yucca Mountain repository with a $120 million line item. 

“President Trump wants to fund a revival of the failed Yucca Mountain boondoggle that will ultimately cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. Just as his budget overlooks the needs of the America people, Trump’s Yucca Mountain line item ignores the majority of Nevadans who don’t want this dangerous project rammed down their throats. The proposed site sits above fault lines, the water table, and Native American sacred lands. Like so much of Trump’s budget request, the Yucca Mountain project is based on bad politics not good policy.”