Monday, September 19, 2005

Environmentalists to Blame for Delayed New Orleans Levees

In the wake of Al Gore's remarks at a Sierra Club summit, the American Spectator's R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. delivers a telling blow to those who would blame Bush era budget cuts for delays in improving New Orleans' flood protection. Environmentalist organizations have been suing to prevent progress for decades, citing insufficient environmental impact reports. This has been a serious contribution to the damage sustained by the big easy.

This would not be so hard to swallow if it were not the same sort of people who are today shouting from the rooftop that George W. Bush cut the budget and single-handedly destroyed New Orleans.

Now, because those who would have improved hurricane protection in New Orleans were prevented by the environmentalist rigorists, the wetlands are polluted and imperiled and New Orleans has suffered the damage that practical minds have been trying to prevent for three decades.

The National Review also has more details in their article Greens vs. Levees.



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