Former Guvs Cece Andrus and Phil Batt appeared in U.S. District Court Monday in an attempt to make the feds live up to a deal that would have nuke waste out of Idaho by 2018.
If the attorney general can thumb his nose at the United States senate on behalf of President George W. Bush’s wire tap practices, there is little hope to get the nuke waste out .
Andrus got the attention of the Dept. of Energy folks in 1988 when he had a state trooper impound a railroad boxcar full of waste coming into Idaho. The trooper stopped the boxcar at Pocatello and refused to let it move until a compromise was reached.
Then in 1995 Batt thought he had made history with an agreement he signed which everyone thought would have stored waste out of Idaho. Now the feds are challenging the deal and the trial is expected to last for a week.
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