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From the office of

Governor Kenny Guinn
DATE: April 16, 2002
CONTACT: Greg Bortolin
PHONE: 775-684-5670
LAS VEGAS: 702-486-2500
CELL: 775-230-3302
FAX: 775-684-7198


Statement from Gov. Guinn regarding Clark County's $1.5 million contribution to the Nevada Protection Fund

CARSON CITY - Gov. Kenny Guinn's reaction to the Clark County Commission's action today approving an additional $1.5 million for the Nevada Protection Fund for the state's legal case against the designation of Yucca Mountain as the nation's nuclear waste dump:

"I would like to compliment the Clark County Commission for partnering with the state in Nevada's fight to prevent nuclear waste from traveling through our state for permanent burial in Yucca Mountain," Gov. Guinn said. "I believe we have an excellent legal case, but it will cost millions of dollars to wage this fight against the federal government, which has an unlimited budget. This money is critically important because the $3 million the Legislature approved last week is contingent upon our counties, cities and private sector matching the state allocation."

Clark County previously committed $1 million to the Nevada Protection Fund.