By Ben Geman - 06/01/11 03:30 PM EDT
The Obama administration’s decision to walk away from the long-planned (and long-delayed) site — a project fiercely opposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSanders tests Wasserman Schultz Nearly 400 House bills stuck in Senate limbo Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate MORE (D-Nev.) — has come under fire from Republicans.
A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel, which is investigating the decision, will delve into the issue at a Wednesday afternoon hearing that will feature renewed criticism from Republicans.
They’re armed with a recent Government Accountability Office report they requested that found the decision to walk away from Yucca could “restart a costly and time-consuming process” to find another waste storage site.
The White House last year created an expert commission to study options for managing the nation’s spent nuclear fuel.