Engulfed by Toxics

September 12, 2005 - The Independent (U.K.) ran an important story yesterday about the growing toxic cesspool that is developing in the lower Gulf. The piece interviews Hugh Kaufman, a toxicology expert at the EPA, and what he has to say about the federal response to the poisoned waters isn't kind:

Katrina An Excuse to Expand Offshore Drilling?

September 9, 2005 - The Miami Herald reports that at a hearing on rising energy prices yesterday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the prospect was raised of lifting moratoriums on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico to ease the supply disruptions from Hurricane Katrina.

How Bush Dismantled FEMA

September 9, 2005 - The media is now stumbling to uncover what went wrong with FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina. But the fact is that the story of the Bush administration's systematic undermining of the agency has been in plain sight for a while now.

Ethnic Cleansing

September 9, 2005 - According to today's Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire, Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists: