Wednesday, September 7, 2005

The Politics of Katrina

The furor over the response to Hurricane Katrina has largely drowned out any discussion of how environmental policies contributed to the diaster of Katrina.  The Democrats have seized on the inadequate federal response and the Republicans are stressing the "natural disaster" and state/local response angles.  Perhaps later the environment will get onto the agenda, but don't hold your breath.   Link: ABC News: The Note

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Good point. Apparently, environmentalists had quite a bit to do with preventing the Corps of Engineers from building levee systems that could have minimized this disaster.

See here for example:
http://www.evaneco.com/2005/09/were-environmentalists-from-save-our.html

Posted a link to your blog too.

Posted by: Don Bosch | Sep 9, 2005 1:26:57 PM

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