Blame those who are responsible. Time may heal all wounds, but it does NOT negate responsibility for actions taken. By that thinking, we should be holding Angela Merkel responsible for exterminating the Jews in 1945, and giving Hitler a free pass. After all, that was about 70 years ago, why are we still blaming Hitler? The reason is, he was responsible for it. If Carter was responsible for ending federal research into spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, then he would be responsible for the current state of nuclear waste. Those who did nothing would be accomplices to this state, but Carter is ultimately responsible for it. Same way Clinton can be held responsible for 9/11 by cutting funding to the CIA which resulted in us not having anyone in place to at least warn of it. Same way Bush Sr can be blamed for the current state of Iraq by stopping at the edge of Baghdad and leaving Saddam in power. Iraq would be 10 years further along had Bush Sr finished the job. This resulted in GW Bush being handed Iraq as a major problem with 8 years of no action by Clinton. Then GW made his own mistakes by not executing the conclusion of the Iraq war properly. Even Reagan had his problems in the middle east, and can probably be held responsible for some of the problems. The idea that current messes are the fault of current peoples, and not the fault of bad decisions by past peoples is short sighted, and forgets history. By laying blame where it should lie, then the whole problem can be seen and resolved. By laying blame for past mistakes on the current office holder, nothing gets done because the current office holder is going to be spending more time fighting erroneous charges than will be spent on the problem. If McCain wins, I hope he follows through on his nuclear power proposals, AND reverses Carter's policy on nuke fuel reprocessing. If we can build on what the French have done with breeder reactors, perhaps we can devise a way to use current nuclear waste as fuel which would end the problem of nuclear waste. And if THAT takes place, then we can replace fossil fuel plants with nuclear plants. This would go a long way towards both solving our need for more electricity, and cutting fossil fuel usage. Tessa - Excellent, you've done the research already then. Since you already need a new place to live then, might still consider finding a place where he can walk to work, then sell the gas guzzler and just use your car. Saving that 14MPG and the insurance that goes with it would more than pay for an increase in your commute time.