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Nuclear Waste Bill Derailed in Texas House

Public Citizen has helped lead fight against dangerous legislation

Statement of Adrian Shelley, Director, Public Citizen’s Texas Office

Today, the House of Representatives debated House Bill 2692 authored by Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa. A point of order against further consideration of the bill was sustained due to the bill analysis being substantially inaccurate. The bill will now return to committee and need to pass several procedural hurdles before it can be reconsidered. HB 2692 is not dead yet, but this is a major victory for opponents of the legislation. Adrian Shelley, director of Public Citizen’s Texas office, issued the following statement:

Powerful opponents of a plan to make it easier to dump nuclear waste in Texas were dealt a huge setback today on the House floor today. There is significant bipartisan opposition to this bad bill, which is just the latest attempted giveaway to nuclear waste dump operator. Radioactive waste travels through cities across the state, and we hope this gives lawmakers a chance to think long and hard about what’s good for Texas.