Sunday, December 9, 2007

Thanks To Pro Nuclear Votes of Hinchey, Lowey and John Hall, We Are Step Closer To Nuclear Navy

Over a month ago, FUSE USA had major internal problems because we outed Congressmen John Hall, Maurice Hinchey, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey for voting for a ALL NUCLEAR NAVY. Thanks to their sell out of their principles, thanks to their selling out the people they are sworn to protect, our nation sadly has moved one step closer to putting hundreds of floating nuclear reactors on the Earth's oceans in the name of military might. We here at the Green Nuclear Butterfly challenge any one of these elected officials to come to this blog and explain themselves, explain their PRO NUCLEAR NAVY VOTE, explain and justify their acceptance of nuclear tainted campaign funds. Seeing as both Congressman John Hall, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey stood up with State Attorney General Cuomo and Commissioner Andy Spano and called for the closing of Indian Point, it seems the least these two could do is step forward and explain their HYPOCRISY.

Measure would require future surface warships to be nuclear

A change might mean more work for the atomic-capable Newport News shipyard.

WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a defense policy bill that would require the Navy to design all future classes of major warships with nuclear power — a decision that potentially opens up more work for Northrop Grumman Newport News.

The Newport News shipyard is one of only two nuclear-capable yards in the country and the only one with a history of building large surface combat ships.

The only nuclear ships in the Navy's fleet today are aircraft carriers and submarines.

But the new policy — if given final approval by Congress, as expected in coming days — would require new classes of surface warships to go nuclear.

The policy would have an immediate effect on the next-generation cruiser, the first of which is set to get under construction in 2011.

A study of design options for the ship is nearing completion in the Pentagon.

The new congressional language would require the cruiser to be nuclear-powered unless the secretary of defense notifies Congress that a nuclear system "is not in the national interest."

Navy officials have long expressed interest in nuclear power because of the endurance that it provides ships at sea by forgoing the need for refueling.

But in testimony to Congress this year, they warned that nuclear cruisers would be costly, perhaps adding $600 million to $800 million to the price of a ship.

Lawmakers acknowledged the cost but said the United States had a national security interest in building toward a nuclear fleet.

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