Republicans press for talks on Yucca Mountain

12/26/2008 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada GOP state Chairwoman Sue Lowden says the proposed Yucca Mountain national nuclear waste repository will be hard to kill and Nevadans may find their interests underrepresented if they don't "come to the table" to negotiate benefits. Political analysts say Republicans are stepping up the pressure on Yucca Mountain to make it an issue when Democratic Sen. Harry Reid runs for re-election in 2010.

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