April 22, 2010
Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on the release of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman’s mark of the 2011 budget and the elimination of funding for Yucca Mountain.
“Chairman Conrad’s mark of the 2011 budget reflects my shared commitment with President Obama to eliminate funding and bring the Yucca Mountain Project to its rightful end,” Reid said. “The anticipated challenges to the closure of this ill-conceived project neglect what this budget language makes very clear, that taxpayer dollars will no longer be wasted on Yucca Mountain and without funding the project is dead.”
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad includes the following language in his mark of the 2011 budget.
Ø Yucca Mountain
The Chairman’s Mark supports the President’s request to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository and establish a blue ribbon commission to investigate alternatives.
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