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East Coast Republicans Slam Trump Administrations Offshore Drilling Plan

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott were among the first to criticize the proposal.

The Trump administration’s plan to open nearly all U.S. waters to oil drilling is already taking heat from an unlikely source: Republicans.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) swiftly released statements on Thursday opposing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to allow oil and gas companies to drill on the Atlantic coast for the first time since the 1980s.

“I urge Secretary Zinke to recognize the Florida Congressional delegation’s bipartisan efforts to maintain and extend the moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and remove this area for future planning purposes,” Rubio said.

In a tweet, Scott, a close Trump ally, said he “already asked to immediately meet with Secretary Zinke to discuss the concerns I have with this plan and the crucial need to remove Florida from consideration.”

More (Includes video): https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republicans-offshore-oil_us_5a4e8fb1e4b003133ec6852e

Fire boats douse the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:28 AM (4 replies)

New offshore oil drilling proposed off California coast by Trump administration

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. history, releasing a plan to allow new drilling off the coasts of Northern, Central and Southern California, along with most of the East Coast.

“Today we’re embarking on a new path for energy dominance in America,” U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said during a conference call with reporters.

The plan would allow oil and gas companies to lease 47 areas off America’s coastlines from 2019 to 2024, totaling up to 90 percent of the offshore areas where oil drilling is potentially allowed. Of those, seven of those areas would be in the Pacific Ocean — two off Northern California, two off Central California, two off Southern California and one off Washington state and Oregon.

The draft proposal Thursday did not include specific maps showing exactly which areas would be offered for drilling. But it marks the first time since 1984 — when President Ronald Reagan’s Interior secretary, James Watt, sought to drill off Big Sur and the coasts of San Mateo and Sonoma counties — that any new offshore drilling leases would be offered for sale in California.

Much more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/04/new-offshore-oil-drilling-proposed-off-california-coast-by-trump-administration/

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed allowing new offshore oil drilling in most of America’s coastal areas, including northern, southern and central California areas like Big Sur.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:16 AM (7 replies)

The Daily Show - Bizarre, Unverified and Fraudulent: Michael Wolff Steps Inside the Trump Presidency

In Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury," the reporter claims that Donald Trump never wanted to be president and that most of his administration thinks he's incompetent.

Between the Scenes - Trump’s Latest Coffee Boy: Steve Bannon

Trump suddenly forgets who Steve Bannon is after his former chief strategist blasts him in Michael Wolff’s tell-all book.

Trevor isn't at all surprised by the Trump administration's reaction to Michael Wolff's revealing book "Fire and Fury."
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jan 5, 2018, 01:16 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 1/3/18

Stephen Unbuttons Trump's Button Brag

With the threat of thermonuclear war growing each day, Stephen speaks directly to the president who can save us.

Our President Never Planned On Being Our President

President Trump's recent temper tantrums may have been triggered by the an upcoming book full of unflattering information and Trump's real motives behind his presidential bid.

Stephen Took Out A Billboard For Trump's 'Dishonest Media Awards'

Stephen took out space in Times Square to campaign for one of Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards.'

Don't Let 'Button Dysfunction' Destroy Your World

Consult a doctor if your nuclear holocaust lasts more than four hours.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jan 4, 2018, 04:57 AM (1 replies)

Trump to Seek Biggest Offshore Drilling Increase in Decades

The Trump administration is poised to open the door to selling new offshore drilling rights from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic Sea, igniting a fight with coastal residents worried about oil spills befouling beaches and jeopardizing tourism dollars.

The proposal -- set to be the most expansive such offering in decades -- is a response to President Donald Trump’s April order encouraging the Interior Department to auction drilling rights in Atlantic waters that former President Barack Obama ultimately ruled out after a backlash from communities up and down the U.S. East Coast.

The plan, set to be unveiled in the coming days, will propose auctioning oil and gas drilling rights in the Arctic Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and possibly Pacific waters around the U.S., said people familiar with the program who asked not to be identified before a formal announcement.

Trump’s proposal will meet the same opposition that encouraged Obama to scrap proposed Atlantic drilling, vowed Sierra Weaver, a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, a conservation group.

"We know there’s a bull’s-eye on the southeast," Weaver said. "The coast woke up last time around, and they definitely know what’s at stake, they know they need to raise their voices, and they now know what their coast is worth."

More: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-03/trump-said-to-seek-biggest-offshore-drilling-increase-in-decades
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:18 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Goes Nuclear on Twitter

In a New Year's tweetstorm, President Trump compares the size of his nuclear button to Kim Jong-un's, rails against Palestine, and announces awards for the "dishonest media."
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:08 AM (4 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Anderson Cooper Walked Out Of The New 'Star Wars' Movie

'Anderson Cooper 360' host Anderson Cooper discusses U.S. politics, international politics, and why he walked out of 'Star Wars' after just 45 minutes.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:39 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 1/2/18

Stephen Uses Trump's Global Warming Logic Against Him

Stephen fights fire with fire. Or in this case, stupid argument with stupid argument.

Kim Jong-Un Wants To Be An Olympian

Supreme leader Kim Jong-un is using the New Year to turn over a new leaf. They have those in North Korea, right?

New Footage From Disney World's Hall Of Presidents

Disney really nailed the behavioral realism in its latest animatronic addition to the Hall of Presidents.

Stephen Talks Legal Weed In California With Stoney Von Dankington

The Late Show's intern and resident pothead gives Stephen an update on California's second day as a legalized state.

A Weather Report From The Overlook Hotel

All work and no play makes Jack a dull meteorologist.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:36 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Iranians Take to the Streets & Kim Jong-un Makes Nice with South Korea

Anti-government protests erupt in Iran as economic inequality grows, and Kim Jong-un touts his readily-available nuclear button and claims he's open to talks with South Korea.

In Memoriam: Trump Administration Officials: The Daily Show

The Daily Show remembers the many, many, many Donald Trump appointees who didn't last a year in their jobs.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:38 AM (5 replies)

A New Years update for Trump voters

Have Trump’s promises come to fruition?

This article was originally published by RobertReich.org.

Almost one year in, it’s time for another update for Trump voters on his election promises:

1. He told you he’d cut your taxes, and that the super-rich like him would pay more. You bought it. But his new tax law does the opposite. By 2027, according several nonpartisan analyses, the richest 1 percent will have got 83 percent of the tax cut and the richest 0.1 percent, 60 percent of it. As Trump told his wealthy friends at Mar-a-Lago just days after the tax bill became law, “You all just got a lot richer.”

2. He promised to close “special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers,” especially the notorious “carried interest” loophole for private-equity, hedge fund, and real estate partners. You bought it. But the new tax law keeps the “carried interest” loophole.

3. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. (Just as well: His plan would have knocked at least 23 million off health insurance, including many of you.) Instead, he’s doing what he can to cut it back and replace it with nothing. The new tax law will result in 13 million people losing health coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

4. He told you he’d invest $1 trillion in our nation’ crumbling infrastructure. You bought it. But after his giant tax cut for corporations and millionaires, there’s no money left for infrastructure.

5. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. But he’s brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses, and he’s filled departments and agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who are crafting new policies for the same industries they recently worked for.

Much more: https://www.salon.com/2018/01/01/new-years-update-for-trump-voters_partner/?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_social_rail&spotim_referrer=social_rail
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jan 2, 2018, 07:28 AM (17 replies)
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