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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:43 AM

It Will Take Years To Undo Shitstain's Damage To Environmental Rules, Decades To Undo Consequences

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“It’s going to be the same difficulty that the Trump Administration has in promulgating awful rules. We’ll have the same difficulties trying to overturn it. If you look at the track record, Trump is losing close to 75 percent of these cases in court,” said Kyla Bennett, a former EPA staffer turned whistleblower who now works as the director of science policy at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). “That’s good news. But the bad news is we are going to be suffering from the same slow-as-molasses justice system to overturn that thing.”

Some of the Trump administration’s defeats in court can be partly chalked up to the sloppy way it has tried to strike down regulations. A number of final rules, like this year’s rule on car emissions, have also faced criticism for math that didn’t add up and basic spelling errors. But any legal win and reversal by environmentalists or blue states won’t rectify damage that’s been done in the interim, argues Bennett. She points to recent changes made to a provision of the Clean Water Act known as the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which shrinks the number of small waterways and wetlands eligible for federal protection. The changes are being challenged in court by environmental groups, including PEER, but a federal judge refused to stay its implementation until the suit concludes. The rule went into effect last week.

“The two questions are, ‘What can it take to reverse the old rules?’ and ,’Can we come back from the damage that was done on the ground?’ Those are two separate questions,” said Bennett, citing WOTUS. “The first answer is: It’s going to take years. And we will have some permanent losses. I think personally there are some things we’ll never come back from.”

Other changes implemented under Trump’s leadership will be even harder to repair, including the nearly four-year loss of climate leadership in the international sphere after Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, and changes made to the internal structure of agencies like the EPA. Under Trump, science agencies have ended key advisory committees, placed limitations on outside scientific feedback, shuttered entire offices, moved positions outside of D.C., and implemented hundreds of buyouts.

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https://newrepublic.com/article/158323/will-take-years-undo-damage-trumps-environmental-rollback

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:47 AM

1. Correct.

Much of the damage Trump has caused is irreparable.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:17 AM

2. the price we pay for the "lesser of 2 evils" voters NOT supporting the candidate in 2016

and allowing trump to win with all the consequences as a result

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:48 AM

3. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:06 AM

4. Too bad 'Commando' clad Trump

burned in deep, dark and and permanent skid marks in his trousers...

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:44 AM

5. We don't have "years" or "decades." We are woefully behind in nearly every area. In

effect, we've sealed our doom by electing ineffective and/or destructive leader(s) for the past 25 years or so, and it is simply too late to rectify most of the errors made. Throw in an under-educated, toddler-like population and it's a recipe for disaster.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:51 AM

6. And to add to the tragedy..

....the vast numbers of Americans who have no idea, no understanding, of what these agencies should protect....and could care less if they did know.

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