Proposed Policy Reforms
Complete the federal certification of Yucca Mountain
Two decades of studies worth over $15 billion prove Yucca Mountain is a geologically safe place to store nuclear waste. The calculated political roadblock created by President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid is the only thing that’s preventing it from moving forward. Their unilateral blockage of Yucca Mountain is in violation of federal law and is directly costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
Authorize interim storage
Without a long-term solution, nuclear waste is being held in temporary storage at power plants across the country. Even shuttered power plants must maintain security on-site to watch over nuclear waste. Consolidating the waste at interim storage sites would limit taxpayer liabilities and is a logical step toward Yucca Mountain or a more market-based approach.