Govt Employees May Have Falsified Yucca Mtn Docs

Fake news, fake documents. What else is new.

But, David Hobson, R-Ohio, chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee that controls the dollars for Yucca Mountain, says “the problem did not appear too serious and that he did not think it would throw Yucca Mountain off track.”

Nothin’ here, folks. Keep movin’ along.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department said Wednesday. The disclosure could jeopardize the project’s ability to get a federal permit to operate the dump.

During preparation for a license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the department said it found a number of e-mails from 1998 through 2000 in which an employee of the U.S. Geological Survey “indicated that he had fabricated documentation of his work.” …

Give ’em hell, Harry

In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the development “proves once again that DOE must cheat and lie in order to make Yucca Mountain look safe.”

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WHAT WE S H O U L D DO, updated

There are certain things upon which almost all Americans (one is tempted to say Humans) can agree upon. Some of them are, a clean and healthy environment, fewer crimes and less violence, better health and health care, more representative and cleaner government, stronger economies with more employment, better education, less drug use, more safety, more security.

These universal goals have been hijacked, some of them long ago. In some cases, such as the environment, the flaw is deep within the socio-economic structure. In others, it is the ascendant policy of a small number of revisionist, right-wing radicals. In *all case*s, logic dictates that we act in a way that we are not. In education and on the environment, the left needs to rethink its basis, just as much as the right.

dubya doesn’t read the Constitution

dubya doesn’t read the Constitution.

Heads up via Holden at First Draft.

Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

….Section 4.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void….