Ferraro Lobbies for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository

"Former Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is lobbying for the Alliance for Energy & Economic Growth, which defines itself as a 'broad-based coalition of over 1,300 members that develop, deliver and consume energy from all sources,'" O'Dwyer's PR Daily writes. "Her topic is the Alliance's Yucca Mountain Initiative. That's the plan to build a centralized national nuclear waste repository inside that Nevada mountain. That dump, which has been under review for years and has recently gotten the okay from the Bush Administration, is fiercely opposed by environmental groups, Las Vegas casino interests and the Nevada political establishment. ... The Alliance, an offshoot of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, counts CSX, Caterpillar Inc., Duke Energy, Edison Electric Institute, El Paso Energy, Florida Power Corp., Ingersoll-Rand, Inland Oil and Gas, National Mining Assn. and Shell Oil as members." In response to criticism of her work on behalf of Alliance, Ferraro said, "I've lost too many friends to terrorists."