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March 19, 2006
Buying Votes

This is low. This is low even for Bush-era tactics, and that's saying something.

The Feds will budget $10 million more in '07 to rebuild parts of the Gulf Coast only if they can finance the project from Arctic Wildlife Preserve drilling.

Under the Senate plan, the funds from oil leases could be used for coastal restoration projects in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that have long been sought by environmentalists.

(Via Prometheus 6, emphasis mine)

Let's pretend we don't see that "supplemental funding" bill with $72 billion for killing people in Iraq that's passing Congress now. After all, that's not money we could have used to rebuild our country without destroying one of the world's greatest wildlife preserves.

Posted by AnneZook at 03:40 PM