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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:21 AM

Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to complete the legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation, which had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies.

The rollback of the 2015 measure, known as the Waters of the United States rule, has been widely expected since the early days of the Trump administration, when President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to begin the work of repealing and replacing it.

Weakening the Obama-era water rule had been a central campaign pledge for Mr. Trump, who characterized it as a federal land-grab that impinged on the rights of farmers, rural landowners and real estate developers to use their property as they see fit. Environmentalists say Mr. Trump’s push to loosen rules on clean water regulations represents an assault on protecting the nation’s streams and wetlands at a moment when Mr. Trump has repeatedly declared his commitment to “crystal-clean water.”
What on Earth Is Going On?

The repeal of the water rule, which is scheduled to be announced at the headquarters of the National Association of Manufacturers, will take effect in a matter of weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, which had worked together to write the original Obama rule, are expected to issue a new, looser replacement rule by the end of this year.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/climate/trump-administration-to-finalize-rollback-of-clean-water-protections.html



I started hearing about this late yesterday and early this morning and the "breaking" only started coming out this morning... as if they were holding the story back (including WaPo, who had written their story yesterday but only alerted to it today).

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BumRushDaShow Sep 12 OP
Ohiogal Sep 12 #1
SummerSnow Sep 12 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 12 #3
JaneQPublic Sep 12 #4
bucolic_frolic Sep 12 #5
underpants Sep 12 #6
sakabatou Sep 12 #7
dalton99a Sep 12 #8
Initech Sep 12 #9
Flaleftist Sep 12 #10
LiberalLovinLug Sep 12 #11
LudwigPastorius Sep 12 #12
Haggis for Breakfast Sep 12 #13

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:26 AM

1. These despicable F***ers

Decimating every law that protects our air and water quality, then he has the nerve to brag that air and water have never been cleaner .... No thanks to you Donnie, You reprehensible piece of maggot excrement. It just never ends. I don’t know how much more I can take ....

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:27 AM

2. So Trumpers like unclean water. Ok

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:31 AM

3. Most people who will suffer and die from these actions have no voice.....

as with most Rethug government actions..........

Oh and by the way, tRump. Just because water is crystal clear does not make it safe to drink.....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:35 AM

4. Last night Brian Williams played a clip montage of Trump...

...saying over and over that he loved clean, crystal clear water, and that's what he will ensure the people have.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:03 AM

5. Let the Trumps drink it

better yet, get a court order

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:08 AM

6. Simply amazing. Who wants clean water??? nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:27 AM

7. Because everyone will love poisoned water!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:51 AM

8. "Let them drink Perrier"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:57 AM

9. They're going to poison the water and pollute the air. MAGA!

Let's ask Flint how well that's going!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:02 AM

10. The fucker could propose pumping nuclear waste directly into our aquifers

and his cult followers would cheer him.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:47 PM

11. Like crapping in your own back yard

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:39 PM

12. Biggest source of raw sewage pollution in the country:

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:09 PM

13. NOW that cat's butt photo-shop picture makes even more sense.

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