Obama for America
[Music] Female Announcer: Imagine trucks hauling the nation’s nuclear waste on our highways to Yucca Mountain? John McCain supports opening Yucca. He’s not worried about nuclear waste in our state -- only in Arizona.
Interviewer: Would you be comfortable with nuclear waste coming through Arizona on its way, you know going through Phoenix, on its way to Yucca Mountain?
McCain: “No, I would not. No, I would not."
McCain. For nuclear waste in Nevada, just not in his back yard.
Obama (voiceover): I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.
Notes: This ad
was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America
Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI. McCain campaign spokesman
Tucker Bounds responded with this statement:
Notes: According to the campaign press release...
“The positions of the two candidates couldn’t be more different. John McCain has been the leading proponent of storing nuclear waste in the state of Nevada, while Barack Obama has been adamantly opposed to Yucca Mountain from the start,” said Congresswoman Shelley Berkley. “John McCain says he wouldn’t want nuclear waste travelling through his own state, but isn’t willing to give Nevadans the same courtesy. If the McCain plan is not halted, Nevada’s families and small business owners will have to live in fear from decades of toxic radioactive waste being stored in their backyard. The choice is clear - Senator Obama will be the President to protect the safety of Nevada’s families.”