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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:34 PM
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3. I hate to say it, but the NRC has a point here.
Congress directed these two agencies to do something, and they can't simply say "No" because they want to. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, passed by Congress and signed by Reagan, directed the agency to pursue the project. Neither President Obama or a bureaucratic agency has the right or power to overrule that act.

Instead of trying to push this off onto bureaucratic lackeys, Congress needs to amend its original order and send the President a bill that will abandon Yucca Mountain for good. We have the votes, the Republicans aren't going to waste a filibuster on something like this, and Obama will sign it. Someone get this introduced, quick!
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