Friday, May 25, 2007

From Levees.org: "White House admits responsibility for Levee Failures"

Here's another e-mail from Levees.org.

"May 25, 2007

Breaking News:

Yesterday Donald Powell, recovery czar for the Gulf Coast, publicly made this statement regarding the survivors of the federal levee breaches. He said, "...the federal government is responsible for this hurricane damage because of the failure of the levee system...."

This is the very first statement ever out of the White House that accepts responsibility for the failure of the federal flood protection system in Louisiana.

Powell made this statement regarding Louisiana's Road Home payments to homeowners who suffered only wind damage implying that only flood damaged homeowners deserved compensation. Nonetheless, this statement by a representative of the White House is the very first that admits responsibility for the flood protection failures.

Also yesterday, Senator Mary Landrieu spoke in support of Louisiana citizens in a confrontational interview with Erin Brunette with CNBC. You can watch the video at CNBC's website.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP LOUISIANA:

With one click of a mouse, you can send a letter to your members of Congress demanding the 8/29 Commission.

The 8/29 Commission is an unbiased analysis of the failure of the federal levee system in metro New Orleans. The 8/29 Commission is being sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu and co-sponsored by Senator David Vitter as an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

Click here to help Louisiana.

Sincerely,
Sandy Rosenthal
Founder, Levees.Org
www.levees.org"

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