Tuesday 27 August 2002

Government environmental scandal

It seems as though the US Forest Service has turned down offers of Russian help in fighting the massive fires in the western states. The IL76 is the world's largest water bomber. But:
District IX FEMA director Buddy Young went to the fire and publicly announced, "You will not bring the Russian planes in here: We're not having any Russians coming here and fighting our fires."
I wonder what would happen if some of the folks who have lost their homes were to sue the Forest Service. Don't hold your breath.