Saturday Heartbreakers

Reading the paper on Saturdays can be such a depressing experience. You see, the Bush administration “buries” stories by releasing them late on Fridays, so they’re in the weekend news cycle, when fewer people are paying attention. (The war hysteria is also proving to be a useful cover for their agenda.)

Here is a heartbreaker from today’s LA Times, Oil Industry Granted Clean-Water Waiver.

The Bush administration has decided to give the oil and gas industry two years to comply with a storm-water regulation that goes into effect across the country Monday, and will consider granting a permanent exemption.

Environmental groups and environmentalists in Congress argued that the administration is granting special rights to a favored industry, at the risk of polluting rivers and lakes.