The DHS and FEMA are the subject of a lawsuit. The Plaquemines Parish government has taken the DHS to task for debris removal practices.
The Plaquemines Parish government has sued the U.S. Homeland Security Department over its refusal to provide FEMA contracts related to debris removal and other services after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Underlying the lawsuit is a claim by parish officials that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying far more for debris removal than parish contractors doing the same work.
Imagine that, FEMA Wasting money! Can these idiots get anything right?
Debris removal is a mammoth task in the parish, with almost every structure in lower Plaquemines, from Alliance to Venice, destroyed or severely damaged in the storms.
The federal government has picked up 100 percent of the tab for debris removal since the storm. But the parish is slated to cover 10 percent of those costs starting July 1.
10 percent of whatever FEMA just throws to the wind! If fair contracts are given, then there would be no complaints. But I ask you, do you trust anyone with the Bush administration, to do the right thing?