Friday, March 31, 2006

Silence, Publicity, and Talk

Those idiots we call politicians are up to it again. In December, the Nevada congressional delegation was informed of plans to detonate a 700 ton explosive device at the Nevada test range. The federal government even obtained all necesarry permits. Now, over three months later, Nevada's congressional delegation wakes up.

Morgan said the site obtained the required state approvals and air quality permits in January. Officials from the National Nuclear Security Administration, which operates the site, alerted the state's congressional delegation and state government in December.

The Nevada Department of Administration responded with a letter stating: "Your proposal is not in conflict with state plans, goals or objectives."

No elected officials responded to the notice until Thursday, Morgan said. The test site is not required to seek public comment, he said.