Posted by azBlueMeanie:
"Elections have consequences." Well, the right-wing lunatics in Saddlebrooke elect Sen. Cap'n Al Melvin to office, so they should pay the consequences.
"Atomic Al" as he is otherwise known, actually convinced the Tea-Publicans in the Arizona legislature to pass his resolution to Congress asking for a nuclear waste dump facility in Arizona. Write your congressmen and tell them you want the "Cap'n Al Melvin Memorial Nuclear Waste Dump" in Saddlebrooke, AZ. AZ legislators favor nuke waste storage site | Arizona Capitol Times:
The House on Tuesday approved a Senate-passed memorial that says placing a permanent storage site for spent nuclear fuel in Arizona would create thousands of jobs both during construction and afterward.
The legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. Al Melvin of Tucson has no binding effect. Passage means the memorial will be sent to congressional officials.
David Safier previously posted about "Atomic Al's" plans to build nuclear power generators in Arizona. A layman's rebuttal of Al Melvin's "Nuclear waste recycling is wonderful" argument. And I have posted about how AZ Republicans vow to desecrate the Grand Canyon by opening it up for uranium mining.
You may want to peruse Tea-Publican campaign finance disclosure forms for campaign contributions from individuals associated with the mining industry or their lobbyists.