The U.S. is addicted to oil, and the Yucca Mountain Project loses funding.
Thu, Jan 31 2013 at 6:00 AM
Jan. 31, 2006:
In his annual State of the Union address, U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledges that America is "addicted to oil
." He outlines a strategy to replace 75 percent of U.S. oil imports by the year 2025.
Jan. 31, 2009:
U.S. President Barack Obama removes funding for nuclear waste storage at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain (at right), effectively killing the effort
. Decades overdue and billions of dollars over budget, the Yucca Mountain project is opposed by some scientists, environmentalists and southern Nevada residents and political leaders. Electric utilities that paid into a fund to pay for the site have sued to get their money returned.
Photo: Laura Rauch/AP
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