Heard on NPR this morning:
The Florida Everglades has been taken off the Endangered Areas List.
Sounds like good news, right? Don’t leap to conclusions.
It seems the
Here’s the reasoning of the administration:
- It’s a black-eye to this country to have an endangered area within its borders.
- A PLAN has been set up.
- Some [very minor] steps have begun being put into practice, but the more long-range and expensive steps on the list haven’t been begun yet and there is no timetable for their implementation.
- But they’ve BEGUN taking action, so there’s no need to be on the list any longer.
So now Bush has something he can point to with pride: the
Thus, Bush BELIEVES it’s no longer endangered. And that’s what matters, right?