Federal appeals court: Obama administration is violating federal law ‘without any leg

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) –The Obama administration has been continuously violating federal law by delaying a law enacted by Congress “without any legal basis,” a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision refers to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s move to delay a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 2-1 in favor of ordering the commission to complete the licensing process and approve or reject the Energy Department’s application for a never-completed waste storage site at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

    In a sharply worded opinion, the court said the nuclear agency was “simply flouting the law” when it allowed the Obama administration to continue plans to close the proposed waste site 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The action goes against a federal law designating Yucca Mountain as the nation’s nuclear waste repository.

    “The president may not decline to follow a statutory mandate or prohibition simply because of policy objections,” Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh wrote in a majority opinion, which was joined Judge A. Raymond Randolph. Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland dissented.

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    So now, what do you do about it?
     

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