Obama Nominates Opponent of Yucca Mountain to NRC

Friday, May 25th, 2012 and is filed under Blog

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We always hear from Obama how he is for an “all of the above approach” to energy policy – that is except for those sources that actually work.  They want to mandate and subsidies the impotent energy sources like biofuels, solar, and wind, while terminating coal and oil – the sources of energy that have successfully powered our prosperous economy for over a century.  Although their professed opposition to fossil fuels is supposedly born out of environmental concerns, there is one source of energy that reveals their true intentions.

What is the only non-fossil fuel that is efficient, cheap and clean?  Nuclear Power.  Bingo – Democrats oppose nuclear power, even though it lacks the supposed vices of fossil fuels.  The reason they oppose nuclear power is because it actually works – just like oil and coal.  Now, because they would look disingenuous by opposing nuclear power outright, they surreptitiously block it by denying the industry any place to deposit the nuclear waste; namely Yucca Mountain.

Last week, Gregory B. Jaczko, the current disastrous chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced he would step down later this year.  Democrats plan to fill that seat with a vocal critic of Yucca Mountain.  This, from CQ:

Macfarlane, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-educated geologist, teaches environmental science and policy at George Mason University in Virginia. Notably, she was a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, an expert panel tasked by Obama with sketching out a new nuclear waste disposal strategy.

The task force’s final recommendations released earlier this year advocated a consent-based process for siting interim nuclear waste storage and at least one permanent repository to replace the current proposed site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Macfarlane wrote a 2006 book analyzing technical concerns about burying the nation’s radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, according to a biography posted on the George Mason website. In a 2009 interview with the MIT publication “Technology Review,” Macfarlane said she was a supporter of

Yes, Democrats support nuclear power.  They will just ensure that their allies in the environmental legal defense community prevent power plants from being built and that the politicians will block existing power plants from depositing nuclear waste anywhere in the country.