Lawmakers Urge DOE To Halt Yucca Mountain Pullout

Law360, New York (July 7, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., are leading a group of U.S. lawmakers in opposing the Department of Energy's efforts to pull out of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project in Nevada.

The pair are among 91 lawmakers who signed a letter Tuesday urging the department to halt its actions to dismantle the Yucca Mountain project at least until legal challenges over the matter are resolved.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hold an...
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