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5th Circ. Nixes Texas' Suit Over Yucca Mountain License

Law360 (June 4, 2018, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday tossed a lawsuit with which Texas sought to force a decision by the federal government on the licensing of a proposed nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, finding that the Lone Star State brought its claims too late.

A panel of Fifth Circuit judges dismissed Texas' lawsuit seeking to force an up-or-down vote from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in which it claimed the federal government had ignored a court-ordered 2012 deadline for a final licensing decision on the Yucca Mountain...
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