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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Obama refuses to follow the law on nuclear waste -- By Conn Carroll, The Washington Examiner

Part seven of the Washington Examiner's 10-part series "With the Stroke of a Pen: How Obama abuses executive power to make the law of the land."

Just months after announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., wrote the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2007 seeking to clarify his position on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage project.

“I want every Nevadan to know that I have always opposed using Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository,” he wrote. “States should not be unfairly burdened with waste from other states.”

Problem is, the 1987 amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act directed the U.S. Department of Energy to pursue the Yucca Mountain project as the only nuclear waste-solution projection.

Furthermore, the NWPA also directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to make a “final decision approving or disapproving” any application to store waste at Yucca Mountain within three years of its submission.

And, prior to President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the energy department had submitted an application to the NRC for the Yucca Mountain project.

Unfortunately, since immediately upon entering office, Obama has done everything possible to kill the Yucca project … Everything possible but go to Congress to get the law changed, that is.

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