Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I don't believe what Mr. Obama says, because I see what he does

In a press release yesterday, the anti-nuclear group NIRS noted that "Last week, President Obama submitted his FY 2010 budget, which explicitly calls for an end to the Yucca Mountain project and includes only enough funding for the Department of Energy to participate in the licensing process."

If Yucca were really dead, why isn't the licensing effort stopped? The answer is that Yucca is not dead. Mr. Obama has explicitly called for many things. He's called for transparency, for example. Yet he has had lawyers fighting for months to keep Hawaii from releasing his birth records. Neither Yucca Mountain nor court challenges to Mr. Obama's eligibility to serve as President are dead.