Letter to the editor:

Dark days for Yucca Mountain

For the time he is in the People’s House, federal land will be designated other than for animal habitat, other than for conservation of land, sea and air, and neither for recreation.

Land not put to money-making use via logging, gas and oil drilling, ranching, combat training and bombing (which will begin in Nevada) is a national waste of usable space, according to the White House.

Yucca Mountain will be getting its spent plutonium rods from Tennessee. Aren’t the Appalachian Mountains closer? And they do not get earthquakes. Palm Beach is closer, too, and also does not get earthquakes, either. It is 49 states and Washington, D.C., against one. Odds are not good for Nevada, especially since it did not go red.