Hillary Clinton brings an environmental issue to the fore in Nevada
Hillary Clinton is taking pains to make sure all Nevadans know her views on — gasp! — an environmental issue: She would stop plans to store nuclear waste at the state’s Yucca Mountain repository. “This is not just, ‘We’re in Nevada, so we’ll talk about an issue Nevadans care about,'” Clinton assured voters. “This is an American issue.” Yucca Mountain was discussed in Nevada’s recent Democratic debate; Clinton is running a radio ad in the state telling listeners that Barack Obama, who has also pledged to close Yucca Mountain, is less committed to closing the site than she is. In response, long-time anti-Yucca activist and Obama supporter Bob Fulkerson tells reporters that it is “completely ludicrous and disingenuous to suggest that Barack Obama has somehow been soft on Yucca Mountain.”
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