natural disaster

Texas AG Greg Abbott Drills Well To Water Lawn During Historic Drought
Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is one of a growing number of wealthy residents who are drilling wells to get around water restrictions during one of the worst droughts in history -- a practice that environmentalists are warning could leave less water for everyone else. Read more...
There is already plenty of footage of the wingnut Republican candidate for Senate in New Jersey saying crazy things that might not help him get elected, but he didn't do himself any favors with this interview on MSNBC. Read more...
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) on Sunday said that the federal government had "created kind of a predicate, that you don't have to be responsible for what goes on in your state" by providing aid after disasters like the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area last week. Read more...
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe (R), who maintains that <A href="http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/11/inhofe-moveon-org-george-soros-michael-moore-created-global-warming-hoax/">global warming is a hoax</a> created by former Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations, said on Tuesday that it was "hard to explain" why Monday's tornado was "so much worse." Read more...
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if his family were victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina then they would Lindsey Graham's imaginary family members need to have military-style AR-15 assault rifles to protect themselves against "armed gangs roaming around neighborhoods." Read more...

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Vice President Joe Biden is trying to assure survivalists and those preparing for doomsday that they will still be able to protect themselves in case of disaster even if assault weapons are banned because shotguns are more effective weapons for Read more...
There are hundreds of federal flood control systems at risk of failing across 37 states in the U.S., leaving millions of people and property endangered. Read more...
After the outrage we saw from members on both sides of the aisle the evening House Speaker John Boehner cancelled the vote on hurricane Sandy relief and the subsequent displays by Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Peter King, among others, leave it to Read more...
Map of major natural gas and oil pipelines in the United States. Hazardous liquid lines in red, gas transmission lines in blue. Source: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. By Lena Groeger, ProPublica At 6:11 p.m. on Read more...
At a so-called "storm relief event" on Tuesday, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney repeatedly refused to answer questions about his promise to the federal agency responsible for responding to disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the east Read more...