Judges entered a recommendation this week that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule that the Executive branch must pursue the licensing of Yucca Mountain. This would reverse their previous 'withdraw' of the application to license the facility in keeping with the wishes of Congress as expressed in 1982 legislation.
Accurate Reality: Obama withdrew this application to support the wishes of the majority leader, Harry Reed (D- NV). This is bad policy. The way to get free from dependence on oil is to build nuclear plants and shift transportation, the largest consumer of oil, to more dependence on electricity through chargeable hybrids and electric cars. Electricity is a more malleable fuel dependency and can be shifted from fuel to fuel at power plants rather than trying to change out millions of cars. The facility should be opened to support the production of 'green,' cheap and strategically available energy.