Trump hires smart people

From the New York Times, Saturday: …legal experts and White House officials say that in Mr. Pruitt’s haste to undo government rules and in his eagerness to hold high-profile political events promoting his agenda, he has often been less than rigorous in following important procedures, leading to poorly crafted legal efforts that risk being struck …

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Pruitt’s job failures

Politico has an article which might relieve some of us who are infuriated with EPA’s Scott Pruitt as much for the regulations he’s trying to roll back as for his dishonesty and lack of ethics. It’s titled The Myth of Scott Pruitt’s EPA Rollback, and it explains that despite the seemingly daily press release from …

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Pruitt and the EPA are insane

Pruitt’s EPA is attempting to roll back no less than the Clean Water Act. The effort is aimed at removing federal Clean Water Act protection from millions of miles of streams and wetlands, including more than 80% of the waters in California and the arid West. The administration last month suspended for two years the …

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Action notice

If you want to save Bears Ears National Monument and 26 other Monuments from Trump’s vandalism, you need to make a public comment starting tomorrow at the Department of the Interior website. To submit a comment, go to the government’s Regulations page and type “DOI-2017-0002” into the search bar. Or, mail comments to: Monument Review …

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National Monuments at Risk!

The Vandal-in-Chief is about to authorize his lackey at the Department of the Interior to review “any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres ‘to make sure the people have a voice’ in which lands receive the highest level of federal protection.” What that sounds like to me is …

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Trump and Mulvaney, Idiocracy LLC

A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority—without safety there can be no prosperity: https://t.co/9lxx1iQo7m — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2017 I’ll be very pleased to know our borders are secure as I die of starvation because you cut funding for Meals On Wheels. Or maybe I’ll die of …

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Radical Republican Ecoterrorists

Headline: Climate, Other Programs Get Deep Cuts in EPA Budget Proposal Under the tentative plan from the Office of Management and Budget, the agency’s funding would be reduced by roughly 25 percent and about 3,000 jobs would be cut, about 19 percent of the agency’s staff. [snip] The draft proposal for the EPA would cut …

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Hey, Heartland America

I trust you noticed that the Congress has now agreed to allow coal companies to dump their waste into your streams again. And I trust that you noticed that just today the guy you voted for rescinded part of a law which regulates banks, because, he said, “We expect to be cutting a lot out …

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Pipelines leak and even explode

A pipeline which runs from Texas northeast to NYC sprung a leak in September and disrupted the flow of 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day to drivers in the Southeast and possibly even further up the seaboard. That wasn’t enough, though. Part of the thing has now exploded in Alabama, several miles from the …

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