"Congress Poised to Skip Funding Yucca Nuke Dump Again This Year"

"House and Senate appropriators have no plans to fund development of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada this year, according to the chairman of the House subcommittee charged with writing the Energy Department’s spending plan.

Lawmakers have agreed, however, to continue a separate Obama-era loan program the Trump administration has sought to kill, the chairman, Representative Mike Simpson, said in an interview Tuesday after his appropriations subcommittee finished work on the bill.

The spending measures, to be included in a broad government funding bill, are still subject to change, added Simpson, an Idaho Republican."

Ari Natter reports for Bloomberg March 6, 2018.

Source: Bloomberg, 03/07/2018