258 GT Politics Links for Waste Cases

258 GT Politics Links for Waste Cases - Politics Waste...

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Politics Waste Links DDI 2008 GT    Brad Bolman Index Index .............................................................................................................................................................................. 1 Congress Opposes ....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Nevada Opposes .......................................................................................................................................................... 3 Republicans Oppose ................................................................................................................................................... 4 Democrats Oppose ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 Reid Opposes ............................................................................................................................................................... 7 Public Opposition ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 Environmental Groups Oppose .............................................................................................................................. 10 1
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DDI 2008 GT    Brad Bolman Congress Opposes Nuclear energy faces strong opposition in Congress – Reid leads the pack Edmonton Sun , June 25, 20 08 , “Obama slams McCain over nuclear plans,” lexis [BB] Opposition in the U.S. Congress to the Yucca Mountain waste site is among the hurdles it faces. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, is among those who oppose it . McCain, an Arizona senator, backs the project, while Obama is against it. Asked his views on nuclear power in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, Obama said, "I think that nuclear power should be in the mix when it comes to energy." But he added, "I don't think it's our optimal energy source because we haven't figured out how to store the waste safely or recycle the waste." Obama supports using federal research and development dollars to explore whether nuclear waste can be stored safely for reuse. Legislation giving nuclear power free-reign on waste is heavily unpopular Utah Chronicle , 2/16/ 07 , “Legislature has no solution for EnergySolutions” University Wire, lexis [BB] EnergySolutions has strongly pushed an unpopular bill , Senate Bill 155, through legislation. The bill alleviates legislative and gubernatorial responsibility for the oversight of the nuclear waste company. This gives America's largest nuclear-waste corporation free reign on its property in Tooele -- with some trigger measures, such as any proposed "hotter" levels of waste, or property annex, that would bring the company back under legislative scrutiny. 2
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