Commentary: Stephanie Hiller Says New Mexicans Should Say No to Nukes

Feb 5, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – The Obama administration put out its federal budget proposal for 2011 earlier this week.The budget included an increase in funding for Los Alamos and Sandia National laboratories.
The Associated Press reported that National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Thomas D'Agostino said the U.S. needs to the best nuclear weapons facilities, scientists, technicians and engineers as it moves toward eventual nuclear disarmament.
Commentator Stephanie Hiller says what she sees in New Mexico doesn't convince her that federal officials truly want the U.S. to move away from nuclear weapons development.

Stephanie Hiller is a writer and founder of Women for a Better World. She lives in Santa Fe.
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