Last night was historic and a good sign of things to come. But before we lapse into a daze of self satisfied languid stupor, let’s not forget that Bush has still over 2 months in office. That’s a short time in which to pack a lot of damage, but this administration is industrious in that regard. An editorial at the NY Times outlines some of the benefits they seek to inflict on an unsuspecting American public. For example:
In coming weeks, we expect the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule that would weaken a program created by the Clean Air Act, which requires utilities to install modern pollution controls when they upgrade their plants to produce more power. The agency is also expected to issue a final rule that would make it easier for coal-fired power plants to locate near national parks in defiance of longstanding Congressional mandates to protect air quality in areas of special natural or recreational value.
This is in addition to continual erosion of civil liberties, other environmental damages including to endangered species, and more. Be sure to keep leaning on your congress critters. Of course, also expect a pardon tsunami. Not sure what we’ll be able to do about that though.
Hat tip to Sheril Kirshenbaum at The Intersection for posting about this.