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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:27 PM
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Kerry Blog on Yucca Mountain
Dumping Nuclear Waste in Nevada
George Bush wants to bury nuclear waste from all over the country in Nevada's Yucca Mountain.

In Las Vegas today, John Kerry released the following statement today caving in to special interests who want to start shipping nuclear wastes to Nevada before the site is completely evaluated:

"Nevadans understand better than anyone why so many Americans don't trust George W. Bush. Four years ago, candidate Bush promised not to ship nuclear waste to your state unless scientifically deemed safe. But after the election, President Bush caved to special interests and broke his promise to Nevada, and he has been doing his best to turn this state into a nuclear waste dump ever since.

"That's a pattern George W. Bush has repeated time after time - from losing 3 million jobs, to subsidizing HMOs and insurance companies, to saying that shipping U.S. jobs overseas is good for America's economy. On issue after issue, George W. Bush keeps saying one thing to the people, and then doing another big favor for the special interests.

Prototype Nuclear Waste Transport
"This is so important to me because I have spent my life standing up to powerful interests to fight for what's right. After returning from Vietnam, I spoke out with my fellow soldiers to bring home our brothers in arms. As a prosecutor, I went after the mob. In the Senate, I stood up to the leaders of my own party to reduce the deficit because I believe in fiscal responsibility. And I've taken on corporate polluters and big HMOs to fight for healthy communities and children because I believe that special interests shouldn't stand in the way of everyday Americans.
"As my friends in Nevada can tell you, I have stood time and time again with Nevada families to stop George W. Bush from turning this state into a nuclear waste dump. As your President, I'll continue that fight for Nevada - and you'll have the White House working for your top priority, instead of selling you out to the special interests."

http://blog.johnkerry.com/blog/archives/001180.html#001180
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:32 PM
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1. No kidding?
Kerry has been voting against Yucca Mnt.?

That's good news! The man just might make a damn good President..

Primary vote: Kucinich
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NV1962 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:57 PM
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2. Yes, he has - and here's his statement of today:
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retyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:10 PM
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3. So where is the Kerry cave in to special interests?
:shrug: From what I've read, he's against it.



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