Duncan Issues Statement on Yucca Mountain Review Ruling

August 13, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC - South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the review of Yucca Mountain:

“Today’s ruling shows once again that President Obama is not above the law.  Congress established Yucca Mountain as the nation’s nuclear waste depository.  The President cannot change that simply because he disagrees.  Moving forward with Yucca Mountain honors the promise made to states like South Carolina to develop a safe and permanent storage facility for nuclear materials and supports decades long U.S. national security and non-proliferation policies.  Nuclear power can continue to be a safe and dependable power source that leads our country closer to energy independence.  I remain committed to do everything in my power to ensure that Yucca Mountain moves forward and that our government is making energy decisions based on what’s best for the country, not based on politics.”