A $50 billion environmental mess caused by Obama. (No, not the oil spill) 

From Barron’s:

OUR ASS-KICKING PRESIDENT should take careful aim at his own derrière. He’s triggered a less publicized environmental mess with costs that rival BP’s deep-water oil spill. The difference is that taxpayers—not some energy company—will foot the bill….This mess began last year when Obama cut off funding for a legally mandated nuclear-waste depository beneath Yucca Mountain, about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas…Years ago, [the U.S. Department of Energy] signed contracts with the utilities to take the waste off their hands and store it at Yucca Mountain. Breach of contract suits filed by 72 utilities seek $50 billion in damages.

It’s worth reading the whole piece, and it’s also worth considering Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s, D-Nev., complicity in wasting $60 billion, between the lawsuits and the $10 billion wasted to construct the Yucca disposal site.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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