House Spending Bill Disregards Yucca Mountain Shutdown

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives committee rebelled against the Obama administration's attempts to abandon the long-planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, allocating $35 million toward the project in the $30.6 billion 2012 energy spending bill it released Wednesday.

The House Appropriations Committee said in a statement that it was rejecting President Barack Obama's wasteful and partisan attempts to shut down the radioactive waste site, adding that it had also slashed $5.9 billion from the president's requested budget. The committee's energy spending bill represents a...
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