Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will nominate current Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
“It’s imperative that our next Energy Secretary respect the voices of the overwhelming majority of Nevadans who oppose the Yucca Mountain project and honor the written commitment I secured from Secretary Perry to remove the secret shipment of plutonium from our state beginning in 2021. I look forward to meeting with Deputy Secretary Brouillette and reiterating the importance of these issues to Nevadans.”
Senator Cortez Masto opposed Brouillette’s confirmation as Deputy Energy Secretary in 2017 over concerns with statements he made about Yucca Mountain.