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Oregon Challenge Federal Selection of Nuclear Waste Repositories, Measure 1 (May 1987)

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The Oregon Challenge Federal Selection of Nuclear Waste Repositories Act, also known as Measure 1, was on the May 19, 1987 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure directed state officials and agencies to continue challenging the federal selection process for high-level nuclear waste repositories and to seek a greater state role in the process.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (May 1987)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 299,581 74.81%
No100,85425.19%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

1. STATE ROLE IN SELECTION OF HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY SITE

QUESTION: Shall state officials continue challenges to federal selection process for high-level nuclear waste repositories and seek greater role for Oregon?

PURPOSE: Directs state officials and agencies to continue activities to challenge federal selection process for high-level nuclear waste repositories. Directs state officials and agencies to seek status for Oregon that would allow Oregon a greater role in the process of selecting high-level radioactive waste repository.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT: The annual cost for legal fees anticipated in complying with the provisions of this measure would be approximately $500,000.

YES □

NO □ [2]

Support

Supporters

Officials

  • Governor Neil Goldschmidt (D)[1]
  • U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield (R)
  • U.S. Representative Les AuCoin (D-1)
  • State Senator Jan Wyers (D)
  • State Senator Bill Bradbury (D)
  • State Senator Joyce Cohen (D)
  • State Senator Jane Cease (D)
  • State Senator Joan Dukes (D)
  • State Representative Shirley Gold (D)
  • State Representative Mike McCracken (D)
  • State Representative Ron Cease (D)
  • State Representative Nancy Peterson (D)
  • State Representative Wayne Fawbush (D)
  • State Representative Verner Anderson (R)
  • State Representative Judith Bauman (D)

Organizations

  • Don’t Waste Oregon Committee[1]
  • Citizens Interested in Bull Run, Inc.
  • The Oregon Committee to Stop Hanford
  • Oregon Coalition to Stop Food Irradiation
  • Citizens Utility Board of Oregon

Opposition

  • No opponents submitted arguments to the Oregon State Voters' Guide.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 4, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.