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Who Cares What the Court Says

5:03 PM, Aug 13, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Senator Harry Reid does not want any spent nuclear fuel going into that massive, and expensive, hole in the ground at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.  And he has been able to make sure it hasn't happened, though that was the reason for digging the hole in the first place. Still, an empty hole in the desert might be a fitting relic of this civilization, which future generations can ponder the same way that we contemplate the pyramids and the ancient Egyptians worship of death.  For us, it is the spending of vast amounts of money and energy to produce ... a vast, empty hole.

Harry Reid official portrait 2009

But now comes a court to rule that the process of licensing the Yucca facility must proceed according to law, which the Obama administration has, typically, ignored.

But Senator Reid isn't concerned about some piddling Federal court of appeals and, as Zack Colman of the Hill reports, dismissed the ruling.

“We’ve had some problems with that court for years,” Reid said. “It really doesn’t mean much. … This, without being disrespectful to the court, means nothing." 

Not being disrespectful, of course.

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