Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Willfully ignorant?

Blind to the facts? Criminally arrogant? Or all of the above? You decide!

The Bush Administration clearly does not enjoy listening to facts and opinions that don't jive with their concept of reality. After all, who would know best about what threatens Louisiana's coastal wetlands - scientists, or a bunch of filthy, crooked career politicians?
Parishes Against Coastal Erosion (PACE) Response to the Bush Administration's June 14, 2005 Policy Statement on the Proposed Energy Act of 2005

Our Louisiana legislature this month passed a constitutional amendment requiring any new offshore oil and gas revenue to be put in a trust fund dedicated to coastal erosion.

Louisiana has made a commitment. Now, it's time for the President to step up to the plate and support funding to prevent the untold damage to the ecology, economy and potential loss of life in large numbers.

With the National Hurricane Center predicting another active hurricane season, PACE President Aaron Broussard said he fears that it is going to take a major storm and significant loss of life before the nation acts responsibly.

(Tip off from Crooks and Liars)

That was just a couple of months ago. It makes you wonder just how far this Administration will go to ignore those who actually know what's going on?


Blogger Joel said...

They know what is happening. I think that they might expect a world of barbarism to come and they want to be at the top of the food chain when it does come rather than prepare for new horizons in which they might not have as big a piece of the pie.

10:37 PM  

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