The issue came to Congress in April 2002 after Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn vetoed President Bush's designation of Yucca Mountain as the nation's High Level Waste (HLW) repository. Bush, acting on the recommendation of Energy Secretary Spenser Abraham, approved the site on February 15. The Center supported the designation of Yucca Mountain as the HLW repository and lobbied hard for passage of legislation to make it so.
Norris McDonald at Yucca Mountain in 2002
Congress will again override the Obama/Chu veto and will restore funding to develop Yucca Mountain. And that is a good scientific decision that we support. (YuccaMountain.org)