The House and Senate are considering two bills, called the Energy and Water Appropriations Acts, that authorize and fund Consolidated Interim Storage (CIS) facilities to store nuclear waste in New Mexico and Texas.
Both Texas and New Mexico are opposed to these facilities and the rest of the country should be as well. Both sites are unjustly targeted for Hispanic communities. Hauling nuclear waste is extremely dangerous and risky. To reduce risk, the waste should be transported only once, from the reactor sites to a permanent isolation facility.
Congress needs to pull the brakes on CIS facilities and work with states to find scientifically and publicly acceptable alternatives. Tell Congress: No taxpayer dollars for CIS facilities in Texas and New Mexico.