*cough* That plant was approved in April of 2008. Oops!
The reactors haven't been approved yet but the memo to streamline the process on them was from Jan 30, 2009. Oops! Must have been that nuclear-hatin' Obama!
To be fair, final approval for construction was granted in 2009, and I suppose Obama could theoretically have jumped in to stop it if he wanted to.
Yeah, or not had the DoE approve eight billion dollars in loan guarantees (as opposed to the zero dollars the Bush era DoE approved). Oops! Man, he sure does HATE nuclear power!
Or not budgeted the DoE to approve many times that number for additional jobs. Again, as opposed to the zero dollars previously set for be loaned out. Oops! How DOES he keep getting away with this?!
This really says nothing to us about helping or hindering future construction at all.
I heard once that human beings can rationalize all sorts of things to themselves to avoid having to face the truth...