Associated Press - May 27, 2008 1:05 PM ET
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada politicians and anti-Yucca Mountain groups are mounting a petition effort against the proposed nuclear waste repository.
Sen. Harry Reid, Congressman Jon Porter and others plan to being circulating the petition Tuesday at a rally at the Clark County Government Center.
The petition voices opposition to the Department of Energy's license application to build the nuclear waste facility 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
The license application is expected to be submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission next month.