The Department of Energy announced this morning that it is cancelling the Deep Borehole Field Test due to “changes in budget priorities.”
So guess who gets credit? The Boorhole-in-Chief:
Rep. Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s lone representative in the U.S. House, praised the decision, citing “significant concerns” from Spink and Haakon county residents.
“Like many South Dakotans in Spink and Haakon counties, I was deeply concerned about doing testing in our backyard to determine whether deep boreholes could store nuclear waste,” Noem said in a news release. “I am grateful to the Trump administration for hearing the concerns raised by these communities and subsequently withdrawing consideration of this proposal” [“DOE Revokes Deep Borehole Field Test Proposal,” Rapid City Journal, 2017.05.23].
Trump administration cancels a reasonable scientific experiment that would help get dispose of some of the military nuclear waste that Trump wants to make more of and dump in a less environmentally stable facility—yeah, sure, Kristi, you go ahead and praise Trump for that.