yucca mountain

Reid: Yucca Mountain Project Will Never Be Built

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Harry Reid claimed another victory Thursday in his never-ending fight to kill the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project — and ensure it stays dead.  

The Nevada Democrat touted a new Nuclear Regulatory Commission report.  

A Lame-Duck Fight Over Yucca Mountain

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Harry Reid's longtime opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository appears set to have one of the last quacks in the lame duck, and Republicans are crying foul.  

Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, slammed President’s Obama’s nomination of Jeffery M. Baran to a full five-year term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and pointed to the Democratic leader's longtime efforts on Yucca.