The Nevada Appeal

Support sought for obtaining energy meeting information

Friday, March 22, 2002

BY GEOFF DORNAN
Appeal Capital Bureau

Nevada Democrats want their colleagues to join in a letter asking Vice President Dick Cheney to release documents involving meetings with energy company executives.

The call came from Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins and Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley.

They said they were concerned about what may have happened in closed door meetings between Cheney and officials of the nuclear power industry.

"The release of these documents could be very important as our state pursues legal action and continues efforts to educate leaders and citizens in other states about the dangers of transporting nuclear waste to Nevada," they said in a joint statement.

They said they hope to send the letter with the attached signatures of a bipartisan group of Nevada lawmakers by April l.