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CD205: Nuclear Waste Storage

For 38 years, the United States government has been trying to figure out what to do with the radioactive nuclear waste that was created when the Defense Department developed nuclear weapons and the nuclear waste that continues to be created by nuclear power generation. In this episode, learn the history of this on-going dilemma and listen in on the debate as it currently rages in the 116th Congress.  Read More

CD112: Dingle-berries on the Omnibus (2016)


Available for less than 3 days before the votes, the 2,009 page “omnibus” government funding bill was signed into law. History will not look kindly upon provisions that give private companies immunity for forwarding data to the government, make policing political contributions illegal, repeal a food labeling law, restrict international travel, and allow environmental damage. Read More

CD061: State of the Budget


This episode is a mash-up of the State of the Union and the 2014 budget. We compare the impression President Obama gave us about what to expect for this upcoming year with the reality of what was funded in the last-minute and little-examined budget which he signed into law just two weeks before the speech. Read More

CD035: Energy & Water


Most of this episode is dedicated to the Energy & Water funding bill that passed the House of Representatives; however, the House also pulled a fast one this week, passing a 608-page agriculture bill that was available for public-reading for less than one day. Read More

H.R. 2609: Energy & Water Funding Bill

On July 10, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2609, their version of the 2014 Energy and Water funding bill. Fossil fuels and nuclear power are supported; renewable energy and energy efficiency are dramatically underfunded.  Read More