Heinrich Calls for Sufficient DOE Cleanup Funding

Sen. Martin Heinrich with President Barack Obama in January. Courtesy/U.S. Senate


Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. together with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., sent a letter to President Obama today calling for sufficient funding for DOE’s Defense Environmental Cleanup program in FY2014.

Heinrich asked the president to consider funding two projects that he said are of particular importance to New Mexico.

“We urge you to request $225 million for environmental cleanup for Los Alamos National Laboratory and $222 million to operate and maintain the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico,” Heinrich wrote.

Read the full letter: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2bgxYie-MJ-dEJvVWlQQS1pZ28/edit?usp=sharing