ENDNOTES - Casualties of Katrina

1. Author interview.

2.
Entergy letter received by former Grand Bayou resident. Copy may be
viewed at
http://www.entergy-louisiana.com/content/price/tariffs/ell/ell_ROW.pdf

3. Author interview.

4. "Entergy to Charge Storm Fee," by Pam Radtke Russell, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, August 2, 2007.

5. Form 10-K, Entergy Corp, March 1, 2007.

6. Form 10-Q, Entergy Corp, August 9, 2006.

7. "Entergy Bills to Rise Even if it Gets Grants," by Pam Radtke Russell, New


Orleans Times-Picayune, August 24, 2006.

8. Ibid.

9. "Entergy Signs Off on Storm Money," by Pam Radtke Russell, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, April 13, 2007.

10. Author interview.

11. "Powered Up," by Pam Radtke Russell, New Orleans Times-Picayune, April


27, 2007.

12. "An Avoidable Cost," New Orleans Times-Picayune editorial, April 3, 2007.

13. "Critics Chafe at Cost to Regulate Utility," by Pam Radtke Russell, New


Orleans Times-Picayune, April 1, 2007.

14. "A Regional Energy Plan," New Orleans Times-Picayune editorial, October 8, 2006.

15. Ibid.

16. "Memo Called 'Blank Check," by Rebecca Mowbray, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, June 15, 2007.

17. "Insurers Bilked Flood Program, Suit Says," by Rebecca Mowbray, New


Orleans Times-Picayune, May 31, 2007.

18. Ibid.

19. Ibid.

20. Ibid.

21. Ibid.

22. "Judge Prods Feds in Flood Insurance Case," by Rebecca Mowbray, New


Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2007.

23. "Lawsuit Against Insurers Will Proceed," by Rebecca Mowbray, New


Orleans Times-Picayune, July 10, 2007.

24. "State Farm Told to Pay Gulf Claim," by Joseph B. Treaster, New York


Times, January 12, 2007.

25. "Whistleblowers Say State Farm Cheated Katrina Victims," by Brian Ross


and Joseph Rhee, ABC News, August 28, 2006.

26. "Insurers Accused of Milking System," by Rebecca Mowbray, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, May 5, 2007.

27. "Whites on Top of Katrina Insurance," by Rukmini Callimachi and Frank


Bass, Associated Press, October 25, 2006.

28. Ibid.

29. Ibid.

30. "Road Home Office Opens in Slidell," by Bruce Hamilton, New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 26, 2006.

31. "Every Step Bumpy for Road Home," by David Hammer, New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 29, 2007.

32. Ibid.

33. Ibid.

34. "Road Home Rushes Letters Out," by Coleman Warner, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, November 17, 2006.

35. Ibid.

36. "Unhappy Endings," by Coleman Warner, New Orleans Times-Picayune,


December 14, 2006.

37. Ibid.

38. "Possible Probe Of Road Home Program," by ABC Television New Orleans


(Channel 26), December 19, 2006.

39. "State Blasts Road Home Firm," by Jeffrey Meitrodt, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, December 24, 2006.

40. "Road Home Standards Tightened," by David Hammer, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, August 2, 2007.

41. "Unhappy Endings," by Coleman Warner, New Orleans Times-Picayune,


December 14, 2006.

42. "Storm Victims Uneasy," by Mary Foster, Associated Press, August 4, 2007.

43. "Diary from New Orleans: Baker trailer park" Disaster Watch, January 2006,


http://www.disasterwatch.net/KatrinaWatch.htm#baker.

44. "FEMA's Dirty Little Secret," by Chuck Hustmyre, 225 Magazine (Baton


Rouge), February 1, 2006.

45. "FEMA Announces Air Testing Plans," by Doug Simpson, Associated Press,


July 20, 2007

46. Testimony of Jim Bernhard to the U.S. House of Representatives Select


Katrina Response Investigation Committee, November 2, 2005.

47. "Memorandum: New Information about Katrina Contracts," from Congressman Henry Waxman to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, May 4, 2006.

48. "Looting Homeland Security," by Eric Klinenberg and Thomas Frank, Rolling

Stone, December 15, 2005.

49. "More Dollars, Less Sense: Worsening Contract Trends Under the Bush


Administration" U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and


Government Reform report, June 2007.

"FEMA's Award of 36 Trailer Maintenance and Deactivation Contracts,"


Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, report # OIG


07-036, March 2007.

50. Bernhard testimony, Op. Cit.

51. Author Interview.

52. "Big Katrina Contractors Win More FEMA Work," by Griff Witte and Spencer F. Hsu, Washington Post, August 10, 2006.

53. Data derived from the
Center for Responsive Politics website.
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.asp?strID=C00034132.
Accessed August 3, 2007.

54. "Rage Renewed as FEMA Redoes Bids," by James Varney, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, April 12, 2006.

55. FEMA Trailer Report, Op. Cit.

56. Varney, Op. Cit.

57. Ibid.

58. "Trailer Deals Go to Fluor Ally," by James Varney, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, May 9, 2006.

59. "Despite Warnings, New Orleans Gets Faulty Flood-Control Pumps," by Cain


Burdeau, Associated Press, March 13, 2007.

60. "Trouble Persists with Pump System," by Sheila Grissett, New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 5, 2006.

61. "MVN Outfall Canal Pump Report," U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, June 4,


2007.

62. "GAO Looks at Allegations Against Corps on Pumps," by Mark Schleifstein,


New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 29, 2007.

63. "Vibrations Could Require Rebuilding Floodgate Pumps," by Sheila Grissett,


New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 23, 2006.

64. Author interview.

65. "Coalition Calls Lock Project a Big Waste," by Bruce Alpert, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, April 28, 2007.

66. Author Interview.

67. Ibid.

68. "A Shattered City Finds that Labor is its Greatest Need," by Gary Rivlin, New York Times, November 11, 2005.

69. "State Dedicates Dry Dock to Anchor Bollinger Jobs," by Keith Darce, New


Orleans Times-Picayune, January 12, 2005.

70. "Crossroads: Congress, the Corps of Engineers and the Future of America's


Water Resources," Taxpayers for Common Sense, March 18, 2004.

71. "Judge Orders Work on Lock to Stop," by Mark Schleifstein, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, October 6, 2006.

72. "Coalition Calls Lock Project a Big Waste," by Bruce Alpert, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, April 28, 2007.

73. Ibid.

74. "Jeff Killing 'Safe Room' Contracts," by Kate Moran, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, March 21, 2006.

75. Ibid.

76. "Safe Room Contracts Dumped," by Kate Moran, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, March 23, 2006.

77. "Ethics Official Dodges New Law," by Robert Travis Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 13, 2007.

78. Author Interview.

79. "Landfill Cost Issues Relating to Disposal of Debris in the City of New Orleans," Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. DD-07-03, December 15, 2006.

80. Author interview.

81. "Trash Hauler Sues Over Landfill," by Gordon Russell, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, August 2, 2006.

82. "Judge: N.O. Landfill to Stay Closed," by Bruce Eggler, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, October 14, 2006.

83. Author interview.

84. "Vitter Joins Calls to Close Landfill," by Frank Donze, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, March 1, 2007.

85. "Report Criticizes N.O. Landfill," by Mike Donne, Baton Rouge Advocate,


February 10, 2006.

86. Author interview.

87. "Jackson Barracks Makes a Comeback," Louisiana Governors Office press


release, July 6, 2006.

88. "Illegal dumpers swept up in DEQ effort," by Gordon Russell, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, May 24, 2007.

89. "Dump Incites Finger Pointing," by Gordon Russell, New Orleans Times-


Picayune, April 15, 2007.

90. Ibid.

91. Author interview.

92. Author interview.

93. "Pastor's Business Got Big Sewer Contract," by Gordon Russell, New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 13, 2006.

94. Ibid.

95. Ibid.

96. Ibid.

97. "Grand Jury Seeks S&WB Records," by Gordon Russell, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 29, 2006.

98. Author interview.

99. "Bond Panel Shelves Go Zone Projects," by Ed Anderson, New Orleans


Times-Picayune, July 27, 2007.

100. "Energy Forum Set this Week," by Pam Radtke Russell, New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 3, 2007.

101. "$1.6B plant planned in St. James," Associated Press, June 21, 2007.

102. Anderson, Op. Cit.

103. "State May Add Conditions for GO Zone Financing," by Robert Travis Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 22, 2007.

104. Author interview.

105. Author interview.

106. "The Unkindest Cut," by Mollie Day, Gambit Weekly (New Orleans), August 14, 2007.

107. "Home Wrecker," by Joshua Norman, Biloxi Sun Herald, September 15, 2005.

108. "Will Coast Casinos Come Ashore?" by Scott Waller, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, September 11, 2005.

109. Author interview.

110. Waller, Op. Cit.

111. Author interview.

112. "Casinos Booming In Katrina's Wake As Cash Pours In," by Gary Rivlin, New York Times, July 16, 2007.

113. Author interview.

114. "Construction company settles lawsuit over migrant Katrina workers,"


Associated Press, September 7, 2006.

115. Jennifer J. Rosenbaum testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives


Committee on Government Reform, June 26, 2007.

116. Southern Poverty Law Center case description,


http://www.splcenter.org/legal/docket/files.jsp?cdrID=61&sortID=0.

117. "Guest Workers Fighting Back," by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Time


Magazine, http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1599032,00.html.

118. Transcribed from video of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business


Committee hearing on Disaster Recovery, August 2, 2007.

119. Office of Size Standards, Small Business Administration.


http://www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/sizestandardstopics.... Accessed August 21, 2007.

120. "Nearly Two Years Later, Gulf Coast Small Businesses Continue to Lose Out on Recovery Contracts," U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small


Business report, August 2, 2007.

121. "Government Defends Katrina Contracts," by Hope Yen, Associated Press,


August 2, 2007.

122. Author
interview.

123. Author
interview.

124. Data derived from Census
2000 prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, and updated information
published in April 2007 by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.
Pre-Katrina data can be viewed at
http://www.gnocdc.org/prekatrinasite.html and the post-Katrina data
can be seen at http://www.gnocdc.org/impact.html.

125. "Toxic Wastes and Race
at Twenty," by Robert D. Bullard, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha and Beverly
Wright. United Church of Christ, 2007.

126. "Cancer Alley,
Louisiana," by Barbara Koeppel, The Nation, November 8, 1999.
"Putting Cancer Alley on the Map," by Barbara Koeppel,
Citizen Computing Institute, June 2002. http://www.citizencomputing.org/CancerAlley.asp.

127. "2007 Urban
Environmental Report," Earth Day Network, February
2007.

128.
Summary Results of Sediment Sampling Conducted by the Environmental
Protection Agency in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, April
2006, http://www.epa.gov/katrina/testresults/sediments/summary.html.

129. "New Orleans
Environmental Quality Test Results," National Resource Defense
Council, November 2005. Author interview with Wilma
Subra. See also
http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/katrinadata/contents.asp.

130. "State, Federal
Officials Paper Over Toxic Contamination in New Orleans, Misleading
Returning Residents About Health Risks, Groups Say," National
Resource Defense Council press release, February 23,
2006).

131. "USGS
environmental characterization of flood sediments left in the New
Orleans area after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005-Progress
Report," by Geoffrey S. Plumlee, Gregory P. Meeker, John K.
Lovelace, Robert J. Rosenbauer, Paul J. Lamothe, Edward T. Furlong,
and Charles R. Demas, U.S. Geological
Survey, February 7, 2006.

132. "New Orleans
Hurricane Protection System Repair and Restoration Update," U.S.
Army Corp of Engineers, July 2006.

133. "New Orleans
... The New Atlantis?," by Dr Chip Groat, U.S. Geological Survey
press release quoted in Science Daily, January 21, 2000.

134. "Forced and
unforced ocean temperature changes in Atlantic and Pacific tropical
cyclogenesis regions," Ben Santer, Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, September 2006. Author interview.

135. "Climate Change 2007: THe Physical Sciences Basis:
Summmary for Policy makers,"
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, February
2007.


136. Author
interview.

137. "Tower
could power N.O. revival," by Greg Thomas, New Orleans
Times-Picayune, November 21, 2005. "Park Benched: Grand visions
for a jazz district in downtown N.O. have seemingly evaporated one
year later," by Greg Thomas, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 17,
2007.

138. "Power to the
victims of New Orleans," by Naomi Klein, The Guardian (UK),
September 9, 2005.

139. "Plans for Big
Easy cause unease, " by Rick Jervis, USA Today, July
2007.

140. "Chronic
Diseases: The Leading Causes of Death: Louisiana," U.S. Center
for Disease Control, May 2007.

141. Moving Waters company blog. See http://mwicorp.blog.com/2007/6/

142. Author interview.

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