Seizing any excuse

September 1st, 2002 – 10:16 pm
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“Within twenty-four hours of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center the federal Department of Transportation had removed maps of the nation’s 2.2 million miles of pipe lines from its Web site. The government had created the maps only recently, to identify places where ruptures in pipes that carry oil, natural gas, or hazardous chemicals could endanger lives, property, or drinking water. In the 1990s an average of four accidents a week caused property damage of more than $50,000, injury, or death.”

This piece discusses the steps toward secrecy taken by the U.S. goverment since 9/11, using the terrorist attacks as an excuse for implementing policies that they had already shown a desire to put into place.

Read the article here.

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