For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 3, 2005
What does it say?
It looks like Bush has ordered his staff to all present ideas on how their various departments can respond to the hurricane.
Look at the press release to see the list of agencies under the Executive Branch and their various responses.
Here are a couple of examples:
DEA to control emergency prescriptions.
"DEA is coordinating with Texas and Arkansas Pharmacy Boards to provide assistance with emergency prescription refill procedures due to requests that have started to come from Louisiana residents".
Off-Road Diesel Street-Legal Until September 15th! Now here is a really great idea.
Treasury Department: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that "dyed diesel fuel" is now permitted for road use. Dyed diesel fuel ordinarily is not subject to federal excise taxes because it is intended for off-road use in farm equipment or in certain government vehicles such as school buses. The fuel is dyed to distinguish it from diesel fuel intended for road use. The relief will remain in effect through September 15, 2005.
The Feds are going to relax their stranglehold on diesel for 11 days.