Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, July 21, 2008

One Washington

I said from the beginning that we are one Washington, and we’ve torn down the Cascade Curtain.
- Queen Christine, "Major strides have been made in economy, education, health care," Tacoma News-Tribune, June 29, 2008
A collection of environmental groups is asking its supporters to thank Gov. Chris Gregoire "for standing up for our health, safety and our environment by raising concerns over nuclear wastes from a uranium enrichment plant," once proposed for Richland.
- "Environmentalists praise Gregoire for raising concerns about Areva plant," Tri-City Herald, July 17, 2008

Now we know which "one" the Queen was talking about.


Satanic Mechanic said...

The Cascade Curtain is torn down... that is rich. Who does Gregoire think she is? Gorbachev?
The "Cascade Curtain" is still up in my opinion. I think of it as a fence between the neighbors of Eastern and Western Washington. Right now, the western neighbors are dumping yard waste over the fence and expect the eastern side to pay for the dumping fees so the western side looks pretty.

Satanic Mechanic said...

I forgot to add about the loss of the Areva project. Gregoire has pretty much crushed and contained the nuclear industry in Washington. Areva will move to Idaho Falls/INEL and create nuclear fuel there. It is a shame considering that 20 NEW nuclear power plants are up for applications to be built. I wonder where the fuel will come from...
Hanford would have been re-energized with this project and tons of high paying technical would have appeared, along with many service jobs indirectly.