Thursday, May 17, 2007

Nothing ever changes with these guys.

Hurricane chief:
Feds wasting millions on P.R. campaign

NOAA has spent $4 million on a P.R. campaign at the same time the agency's hurricane research budget has been trimmed by $700,000, according to National Hurricane Center director Bill Proenza.

By Brian Skoloff, Associated Press Writer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The federal government is spending millions of dollars on a publicity campaign that could be used to plug budget shortfalls hurricane forecasters are struggling with, the National Hurricane Center's director said Thursday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is spending up to $4 million to publicize a 200th anniversary celebration while the agency has cut $700,000 from hurricane research, Bill Proenza said. The hurricane center is part of the National Weather Service, which is a NOAA agency.

It's all about the style for these guys,
screw the substance.


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