In response to the Obama administration's decision to shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Nuclear Fuel Storage Act (S. 1320) that would establish temporary storage sites for spent nuclear, end lawsuits against the federal government, and give the domestic nuclear industry guidance on the problem of storing used nuclear fuel. Introduced June 30, the legislation would provide access to local governments to federal funding for temporary storage sites until a long-term nuclear waste storage solution is devised at the federal level.