the latest Bounce

Jenkins, Matt
October 2005
High Country News;10/3/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 18, p3
This article focuses on various developments related to different industries in the United States. During U.S. President George W. Bush's election campaign in the year 2000, he promised that any decision about whether to store high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada would be based on science. In August 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will cut the U.S. Geological Survey's budget for evaluating the geological integrity of Yucca Mountain by 89 percent next year. A federal judge has halted logging on some 2,000 acres in California's Giant Sequoia National Monument. The logging project was originally approved just before former U.S. President Bill Clinton's designation of the monument in April 2000, which was formerly part of Sequoia National Forest. The Forest Service has touted the logging as a fire-prevention project. Three powerful New Mexicans are trying to foil the El Paso Corporation's efforts to open the Valle Vidal to oil and gas drilling. Republican Tom Udall has introduced a bill to prevent leasing in the Valle.


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