Statement of Governor Bob Miller
on continued funding for the
Nevada Nuclear Projects Office
"The Interim Finance Committee did the right thing today by making a solid down payment on
Nevada's continued oversight of the Yucca Mountain Project. The vote to keep the Nevada Nuclear
Projects Office in business is a demonstration of the bipartisan committment of the legislature to
maintain our vigorous oversight of the DOE's plans to ship the nation's nuclear waste to Nevada."
"Rightfully, the funding of Nevada's Yucca Mountain oversight is a federal responsibility. By
providing state funding for the coming three months, we are able to maintain our oversight commitments, protecting
the citizens of Nevada, while we continue our debate with Department of Energy over the fulfillment
of its financial responsibility."
"I am especially pleased at the bipartisan, bicameral support for this effort by Nevadans from Carson
City to Washington D.C. The support of Nevada's Congressional Delegation was especially welcome on this
matter and I would like to extend my appreciation to Senator Harry Reid, Senator Richard Bryan, Congressman
John Ensign and Congressman Jim Gibbons for their bipartisan support on this issue."