One last follow-up to this whole Yucca Mountain / NRC / ASLB thing ...
I never did get a response back directly from Senator Inhofe, which isn't surprising. A senator unlikely to respond to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who emails him or her, even if s/he does have a large staff. I (naively?) hope they have better things to do, even if my e-mail was particularly well crafted.
But all is not lost: the NRC did take a vote, and the votes have become public. In an effort to just get on with it, I'm just going to point you to this site, which has all the gory details, and continues to track the issue a lot closer than I will:
This whole issue would be more amusing if there weren't tens of billions of dollars at stake.