NEWS: Gov. Herbert says EnergySolutions’ donations to lawmakers not a factor as he weighs signing bill that may allow it to store depleted uranium

Lee Davidson
Salt Lake Tribune
March 1, 2019

As Gov. Gary Herbert weighs pleas from environmental activists to veto a bill that may help EnergySolutions store radioactive depleted uranium in Utah, he said one issue that he won’t consider is the company’s big donations to lawmakers.

“Like any entity out there, they have the ability to support their candidates of choice. So I don’t fault that,” he said at his monthly news conference on KUED. “So let’s just take that off the table.”

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