5th Circ. Lets Nevada Join Texas Suit Over Yucca Mountain

Law360, New York (May 22, 2017, 2:58 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday said the state of Nevada could intervene in Texas' suit over the federal government's failure to complete the licensing process for a nuclear waste storage repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, which Nevada vehemently opposes.

In a one-page order, U.S. Circuit Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham granted Nevada's bid to back the federal government in the Lone Star State's suit that seeks to force an up-or-down vote from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the licensing of the repository at Yucca Mountain. The judge...
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