The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee released 2,000 public comments to a draft nuclear waste management bill on June 5. The bill was written by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and would create a nuclear waste administration as well as a consent-based siting approach. Public comments were mixed with some questioning the attempt following the Yucca Mountain proposal breakdown while others urged the legislation to comply with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.