My wife woke me up by shoving this horrifying story into my face when it appeared in the LA Times last week. Once I cleared the cob webs, I was less shocked, and just my usual generally outraged, because this is the reason de etre of the Bush administration. Remember "fuzzy math?"
I'm convinced that this is a direct result of Bush thinking that he's speeding up the second coming of Christ. Who gives a shit about the planet when there's money to be made destroying the environment quickly, before Jesus gets back.