Federalism in the Context of Yucca Mountain: Nevada v. Department of Energy

Gilbreath, Cinnamon
August 2000
Ecology Law Quarterly;2000, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p577
Academic Journal
Discusses the implications of the United States Ninth Circuit Court's decision in Nevada versus the Department of Energy (DOE) in line with the ramifications of nuclear waste disposal policy as implemented by the Congress and interpreted by the judiciary. Overview on the Atomic Energy Act; Insight on the Nuclear Waste Policy Act; Role of funding under the nuclear waste fund in the decision of Nevada to sue the DOE; Conclusion.


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