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    Gaming Industry Opposes Plan to Revive Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository

    Press Release
    March 16, 2017

    Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Government Relations Whit Askew released the following statement after President Donald Trump included in his budget proposal $120 million to restore the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository:

    “AGA opposes any effort to revive Yucca Mountain as a repository and will work tirelessly with the many concerned citizens, small-business operators and members of Congress to ensure that radioactive waste is never stored anywhere near the world’s premier tourist, convention and entertainment destination.” 

    In late December, following Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, the AGA sent the Trump transition team a memo detailing a number of policy issues critical to the casino gaming industry. Among them were issues like the industry’s stance on illegal gambling, sports betting, immigration, travel and tourism and Yucca Mountain.

    Read the full memo here.

    About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment.

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