I visited this story about a month ago, when only one million acres had burned, but Ed Morrissey updates us:
Over two million acres have been burned in Texas in wildfires that stretch from “border to border.” Two firefighters have already died. The effort to get the fires under control threatens to overwhelm the state, but the Obama administration has thus far refused to declare Texas a federal disaster, a declaration that would allow more resources to flow into the state to fight the fires. How urgent is this for Texans? Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-TX) put together a video demanding action, and Governor Rick Perry tweeted it out last night with this message to his followers : “Welcome Obama to Texas. Up the pressure on denied disaster relief.”
Read the rest, including video.
Fortunately for Obama, the media won’t turn this into a Katrina for him, even though the combustion of all those trees must throw a lot of CO2 and unhealthy aerosols into the atmosphere. Because the EPA.