The Rio Grande Foundation recognizes the need for dramatically-reduced federal spending. And, while every project has its defenders, we are pleased to work with those who we don’t often agree with on in order to cut unnecessary spending. In this case, we are referring to the “Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility” (CMRR-NF), a multi-billion dollar project opposed by the Pentagon and National Nuclear Security Administration.
Despite widespread opposition to the project, some in New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, specifically Sen. Bingaman and Rep. Heinrich, are hoping to keep the porkbarrel spending flowing to the state, regardless of need or the nation’s deteriorating fiscal condition. The Rio Grande Foundation is pleased to join the opposition to this unnecessary project. See the release here.