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Issue #259
June 27, 2008
McCain Caught On Tape
Josh Dorner
This week after touting his misguided plan for offshore planning while visiting the site of one of the nation's worst environmental catastrophes -- the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill -- McCain had a major YouTube moment that showed his rank hypocrisy when it comes to nuclear energy. 

The Arizona Senator is a major proponent of nuclear energy -- going so far last Thursday as proposing a whopping 100 new nuclear plants. According to utilities' own cost estimates, this plan could cost more than $1 trillion! This is nothing more than a costly, dirty, and dangerous distraction from the real solutions to global warming -- clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Worse yet, John McCain believes that the people of Nevada should get stuck with the 77,000 tons of dangerous high-level nuclear waste that have already been created by the nuclear industry. He sees no problem whatsoever with transporting waste across 45 states and putting it at the unsafe and unproven Yucca Mountain repository.

While McCain is fine with forcing all that nuclear waste on Nevada for all time and eternity, he's unwilling to have it in his own backyard for even one day. A YouTube clip (fast forward to 1:14 for the goods) uncovered by the Sierra Club just this past Wednesday shows McCain firmly shaking his head no and saying he wouldn't be comfortable with nuclear waste traveling through his home state on its way to Yucca Mountain.

Interviewer: What about the transportation? Would you be comfortable with nuclear waste coming through Arizona on its way, you know going through Phoenix, on its way to uh Yucca Mountain?

McCain (Shaking Head): No, I would not. No, I would not.

Looks the like the straight talk express just came off the rails! (Again.)

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