"Hole to Nowhere" has a nice ring to it, actually
Over at WaPo, there's a nice, if weirdly elegiac, overview of the stateless-ish state of Yucca Mountain.
The mountain dump was a project that came to life slowly and tortuously and is in the process of dying in a similar fashion. Proponents haven’t given up on it, and it could yet be resuscitated by the courts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is expected to issue a ruling any day now on a lawsuit, filed by the states of Washington and South Carolina, among other plaintiffs, that contends that the Obama administration lacked authority to kill the congressionally mandated program.
But as it now stands, the Yucca Mountain tunnel is likely to turn into a $15 billion Hole to Nowhere.