The Energy and Commerce Committee has passed HR3053 to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA). Led by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), the bill moves ahead a consolidated storage concept that would potentially strand large amounts of waste in de facto parking lot storage dumps and trigger mass high-level nuclear waste transport. The bill is also pushing for the revitalization of the Yucca Mountain project.
On June 27th, a group letter signed by 49 organizations went to Rep. Shimkus and his Co-Chair opposing the bill . As we try to prevent the bill from making it to the House Floor in July by contacting the Senate with our objections, the letter is a great source of talking points. You can also send the letter itself via email to your US Representative.
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