Governor Brian Sandoval is urging state officials to be ready for a battle with the federal government over the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
The Pahrump Valley Times reports that Sandoval made the comments at a Board of Examiners meeting in Carson City on August 14.
With four months left in his time as governor, Sandoval pledged resources to the 30-member team assembled to fight the Department of Energy’s application to build the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
That application is currently stalled.
Sandoval said overwhelming House approval for a bill to streamline the licensing process, and Trump administration requests for funding for licensing hearings make it likely Congress could move forward after the midterm election.