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November 20, 2018

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Attorney appointed to fight Yucca Mountain repository

CARSON CITY — A deputy attorney general who has represented many agencies in state government has been named to lead Nevada’s legal fight against locating a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.

Wayne Howle will replace retiring Senior Deputy Attorney General Marta Adams, who has held the job for 18 years. Adams is retiring as of July 31.

Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt made the announcement today.

Howle has handled cases involving natural resources, federal Native American law and public lands. He also represented the secretary of state on election issues.

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