Saturday, September 03, 2005

Blumenthal on Katrina

Yet another article on how the current administration could have predicted the results of Katrina if they had listened to their own or other's reports. This one is by Sydney Blumenthal.

In response to this potential crisis, four leading environmental groups conducted a joint expert study, concluding in 2004 that without wetlands protection New Orleans could be devastated by an ordinary, much less a Category 4 or 5, hurricane. "There's no way to describe how mindless a policy that is when it comes to wetlands protection," said one of the report's authors. The chairman of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality dismissed the study as "highly questionable," and boasted, "Everybody loves what we're doing."

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