H.R. 3053, stop trucks from driving nuclear waste through your city, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017
THIS JUST IN —
Nuclear Waste legislation, if enacted could pave way for irradiated nuclear fuel shipments to move through most states, many major cities and most U.S. Congressional Districts.
Despite a 50-group environmental coalition in opposition, H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, as amended, passed the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee by a vote of 49 to 4. All Republican members, and all but four Democrats (Schakowsky of IL, Ben Lujan of NM, Loebsack of IA, and Engel of NY) who were present, voted in favor of reviving the cancelled Yucca Mountain, NV high-level radioactive waste dump, and legalizing private de facto permanent parking lot dumps, targeted at TX and NM.
If enacted, the legislation could pave the way for unprecedented numbers of irradiated nuclear fuel truck and trains, as well as barge shipments to begin moving in just a few years, through most states, many major cities, and most U.S. congressional districts.
Urge your U.S. Rep. to block it – You can look up your U.S. Rep.’s full contact info at the house.gov website, by typing in your Zip code in the upper right, clicking Go, and follow the internet links.
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