Rosen Secures Commitment of No Funding for Yucca Mountain from OMB Nominee

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) secured a commitment from Neera Tanden, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to not fund the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

“Will you commit that in future budget requests you won’t propose any funding for licensing, planning, or development at Yucca Mountain and ensure that there are no regulatory or agency barriers to researching alternatives to nuclear waste disposal that do not include storing waste in Nevada without our consent?” asked Senator Rosen.

“Yes, I absolutely will, and as you know, President Biden has made a similar commitment,” replied Ms. Tanden.