Nevada governor vetoes president. (On First Reading).
Disagreement over a mountain in the Nevada desert, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , is shaping up to be a classic state-federal battle.
Governor Kenny Guinn Kenneth Carroll "Kenny" Guinn (born August 24, 1936) is an American educator and businessman who was a two-term Governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007. Guinn is a member of the Republican party.
He was born in Garland, Arkansas and grew up in Exeter, California. became the first governor to veto veto [Lat.,=I forbid], power of one functionary (e.g., the president) of a government, or of one member of a group or coalition, to block the operation of laws or agreements passed or entered into by the other functionaries or members.
In the U.S. a presidential decision when he nixed the Yucca Mountain Yucca Mountain, mountain in the SW Nevada desert about 100 mi (161 km) northwest of Las Vegas. It is the proposed site of a Dept. of Energy (DOE) repository for up to 77,000 metric tons of nuclear waste (including commercial and defense spent fuel and high-level nuclear waste repository.
The federal facility would store and dispose of 77,000 tons of spent fuel from nuclear power plants in 39 states and high-level radioactive waste Noun 1. high-level radioactive waste - radioactive waste that left in a nuclear reactor after the nuclear fuel has been consumed
radioactive waste - useless radioactive materials that are left after some laboratory or commercial process is completed left over from nuclear weapon production during the Cold War.
The project is estimated to cost $58 billion and could be completed by 2010.
Guinn says scientific studies have yet to prove the site is safe for the repository. But former Republican Governor Bob List, while not pro-Yucca Mountain, says Nevada ought to deal with the opportunity that the project represents.
The U.S. House voted 306-117 in early May to override An arrangement whereby commissions are made by sales managers based upon the sales made by their subordinate sales representatives. A term found in an agreement between a real estate agent and a property owner whereby the agent keeps the right to receive a commission for the sale of the state veto. This sets the stage for the Democrat-controlled Senate as the battleground. The deadline is July 25 to override the veto so the project can continue.
If the Senate does override the veto, the battle will move to the courts. Nevada has filed three lawsuits trying to stop the Yucca Mountain project, and more are expected.
State legislators are divided about the scientific merits of the site and have taken the first steps toward taking the federal government before the court of public opinion. Guinn has asked both the Legislature and all Nevadans to pay for an anti-Yucca Mountain advertising campaign in 'swing' Senate states, like Vermont and Maine.
The Legislature has agreed to match the money donated by citizens or local governments up to $3 million. "I am not convinced it will be useful. But if we don't do it, it will be said we might have succeeded. And if we don't try, they will say we scuttled the effort," says Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio.
Senator Bill O'Donnell William Arthur O'Donnell (born May 4, 1948 in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a prominent harness racer.
O'Donnell's parents, Etta and Henry, were both heavily involved in the local racing circuit. worries that the anti-Yucca campaign could backfire. "They are already digging the hole [for the waste]. We should be negotiating and getting compensation for what the rest of the country is doing to us," he says.