The U.S. government is asking ordinary people to fund rescue and recovery operations following Hurricane Harvey.
Click here to demand that the U.S. government urgently put its own enormous resources into such efforts right now to aid people who are in danger, injured and made homeless.
Terribly bad federal planning has exacerbated the tragedy this week:
- FEMA did not get a new director until late June.
- The National Hurricane Center has been without a head since May.
- Shoddy planning by the Trump administration has badly failed to mitigate the harm from this forecasted monster hurricane.
Click here to demand that the U.S. government take action on the scale required to mitigate the damage it has contributed to.
- The federal government has subsidized fossil fuels.
- Trump has issued an executive order curbing enforcement of climate regulations.
- Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
- Trump has disbanded the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment.
- In recent decades, wetlands and green space have been swallowed up by massive so-called development including roads, roads, and more roads in Houston and other areas impacted by rainfall.
- Building code in Texas is voluntary unless a municipality adopts a code and enforces it.
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> The Hill: Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas
> New York Times: In Texas Flooding, FEMA Asks ‘All Citizens to Get Involved’ to Help