Skip to comments.Biden Appoints Disaster Coordinator for Recovery Efforts in Ohio Train Derailment-Palestine
Posted on 09/21/2023 9:10:03 AM PDT by NautiNurse
President Biden issued an executive order Wednesday appointing a federal disaster coordinator to oversee long-term recovery efforts following the fiery derailment of a Norfolk Southern train that released toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, in February.
The executive order, arriving more than seven months after the accident devastated the small Ohio town near the Pennsylvania state line, will direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to name a coordinator to oversee a comprehensive assessment of any unmet needs that haven’t been addressed by Norfolk Southern and would qualify for federal assistance.
This order stops short of a federal disaster declaration, which would have enabled local authorities to access federal programs from FEMA.
Norfolk Southern has estimated that its response to the derailment will cost more than $800 million, including removing all the hazardous chemicals, helping the community rebuild and responding to lawsuits connected to the accident.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said earlier this month that Biden “will go to East Palestine. He promised that he would, and he will.”
Photo credit: Dustin Franz, WSJ
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Now things will come to a complete halt....................
Gee: He could’ve waited until next June and gained some positive press for his astute actions on ‘helping’ the people of Palestine. /s
I’m sure when he signed the appointment documents he thought that he was helping ‘palestinians’. /s/s
Well the primary season is here.
We’re from the goobermint and we’re here to FUBAR !
It’s a little late, isn’t it?
I don’t know which is worse, having no coordinator or having one appointed by Biden.
Good point. We don't call him Sleepy Joe for nothing.
February incident, September coordinator appointment.
That’s fast for the Government...
The Pedophile is trying to solve the unemployment problem by creating millions of Federal jobs. What an ass. If he really wanted these problems solved he’d hire Roombas to do it instead of freeloading, illegal alien “refugees”.
Although Pete Buttgig was there a few months ago with a hard hat on.
Not sure why he wore a hard hat like a construction worker, but he got his photo op anyway.
Just what the people of Palestine have been waiting for...a “federal disaster coordinator.”
Hallelujah!! Praise be the Lord! The government is here to help us.
Reading between the lines, this appears to be all fluff, no teeth. FEMA “coordinates” without funding, the Norfolk Southern cleanup process.
7 months later.
As my mother says, “Slower than molasses in January.”
Seems to be a tad late.
On things like this, Trump always immediately had a team of specialists on the case with the team leader reporting directly to him and press briefings at least a couple times a week. Man I miss a real Executive leader.
So much for the environment.
How much damage has been done by now?
Didn’t the Ohio government declare a disaster after the derailment?? If not why not
not their job...eo is illegal
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