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(TreeHugger)   Forty-eight. Forty-eight environmental rules the White House is trying to undo ah ah ah   ( treehugger.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 03:27:01 AM  
Try not to suck forty eight environment rules on the way through the parking lot!

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2017-10-06 05:34:24 AM  
And that's terrible + 8.
 
2017-10-06 07:07:09 AM  
On the next Sesame Street, children learn about extinction as Big Bird's species start laying eggs too soft to hatch properly.  Oscar the Grouch lays waste to Sesame Street after someone dumps radioactive material in his trash can.  And Elmo teaches us the letter Q!
 
2017-10-06 07:07:43 AM  
From killing us quickly with guns to killing us slowly by poisoning the land the GOP really loves to kill Americans.
 
2017-10-06 07:09:41 AM  

chuggernaught: From killing us quickly with guns to killing us slowly by poisoning the land the GOP really loves to kill Americans.


They always said they were the total package.
 
2017-10-06 07:16:09 AM  
Forty-eight. Forty-eight job-killing environmental rules the White House is trying to undo ah ah ah

fixed for fox's new same as me street show viewers
 
2017-10-06 07:30:49 AM  
There are others:

1.  All protection for spotted owls will be replaced by a program in which the owls can buy wooded lots.
2.  The amount of Arsenic in drinking water considered safe will be the threshold at which you can drink eight ounces and then run a hundred yards before clutching your stomach and falling to the ground.
3.  Solar energy will remain legal but only at night.
4.  Low-pollution engines will be modified to also emit mustard gas for some reason.
5.  PCBs will no longer be dumped into toxic waste sites but will instead be added to the milk of inner city school children.
6.  Tax breaks for using lead-based paint!!!
7.  Mercury levels will no longer be an issue because most food fish will be reclassified by the federal government as "thermometers"...
8.  High efficiency heat pumps will be replaced with garbage cans full of flaming tires.
9.  All of our rivers will be privatized.
10.  Garbage pick up on our highways and beaches will be replaced with voluntary blinding...
 
2017-10-06 07:31:05 AM  
I miss Trichloroethylene, hope that's on the list.
 
2017-10-06 07:36:57 AM  
At this point im just waiting for the lift on bans for lead paint and asbestos because it is "strangling real estate businesses ability to compete."
 
2017-10-06 07:38:31 AM  
Bold moves all around from an administration that didn't even win popular vote.
 
2017-10-06 07:41:13 AM  

texanjeff: Bold moves all around from an administration that didn't even win popular vote.


BLARHARGLEAHRGLE!! SHE LOST, GET OVER IT!!!! MAGA!!!! YOU DONT LIKE AMERICA, GET OUT!!! THERE ARE 2 GROUPS OF PEOPLE, REAL AMERICANS. AND YOU!!!

/sarcasm over.
 
2017-10-06 07:43:53 AM  
That's probably going to create millions of jobs no doubt.
 
2017-10-06 08:06:22 AM  
Is it just me or is the main page becoming the Politics tab?
 
2017-10-06 08:13:18 AM  
About time we take on those whales and sea turtles.
 
2017-10-06 08:17:53 AM  
Dear Children of the Future,

Sorry we left you such a farked up planet, but short-term corporate profits were deemed to be much more important than your ability to survive.  But we are leaving you religion to comfort yourselves.  Pray for some clean water.

kthnxbye,
Republicans
 
JJR
2017-10-06 08:22:18 AM  
oh cool! now I can hunt whales and sea turtles again!
 
2017-10-06 08:24:20 AM  
There is a special place in hell for the people looking at a fracking wastewater dump site and thinking "yeah, but my profits would be better if i could just throw it in the river out back."
 
2017-10-06 08:59:09 AM  
It's about time. This will make us strong, like China. And maybe one day DC will have that beautiful Bejing haze in the air.
 
2017-10-06 09:19:18 AM  

Summoner101: Is it just me or is the main page becoming the Politics tab?


It's just you.

That said, the fact that politicians have turned the environment into an issue that so many view as simple politics tells me the bad guys are winning.

33 vs 36% marginal taxation is politics.
Tariffs is politics.

Not dumping heavy metal waste into our streams is not politics.
 
2017-10-06 10:03:08 AM  

Branniganslaw: chuggernaught: From killing us quickly with guns to killing us slowly by poisoning the land the GOP really loves to kill Americans.

They always said they were the total package.


More like complete tools.
 
2017-10-06 10:21:02 AM  

Summoner101: Is it just me or is the main page becoming the Politics tab?


Yeah, why would the average... Houstonite/Houstonian for example care about wetlands.  What could possibly go wrong if you continue to build on wetlands?
 
2017-10-06 10:25:53 AM  
"TreeHugger generally stays away from politics"

Really?
 
2017-10-06 10:26:37 AM  

Deep Contact: I miss Trichloroethylene, hope that's on the list.


It's already there, under appetizers.
 
2017-10-06 10:29:18 AM  
"LOL, who cares about the environment?  I'll be dead and entombed in a golden pyramid before that matters."

-Every rich, old Republican
 
2017-10-06 10:35:53 AM  
Conservatives are willing to sacrifice their health for the promise of jobs. Not real jobs, just the promise of jobs. The jobs never come, and they know the jobs never come, but every time jobs are promised they fall for it.

I'll never understand.
 
2017-10-06 11:52:37 AM  
And the good news just keeps coming
 
2017-10-06 12:01:20 PM  
Eliminate ALL government rules.  Laws should be passed by people we elect.  We need to end the unconstitutional "rules" (that carry weight of law) that get passed by appointees.  If it is such a great idea, Republican-backed, Democrat-backed, or Communist-backed, then your favorite last president could have gotten such a law passed in any of the past three administrations when they had full control of the executive and administrative branches.
 
2017-10-06 12:04:53 PM  
Since these folks lack empathy the only way to make them understand the impact is to force impact upon them personally.
 
2017-10-06 12:25:22 PM  
It's like 500 lawyers at the bottom of the sea. A good start.

What was once a good idea (the EPA and stricter environmental regulations) has morphed into a nightmare of red tape and regulations. If I drop a glass of water, that does NOT make my living room a wetland subject to government intervention and takeover. Or it shouldn't. Right now, it could. Not that it would, but yes, it could.
 
2017-10-06 12:27:29 PM  

iron de havilland: Branniganslaw: chuggernaught: From killing us quickly with guns to killing us slowly by poisoning the land the GOP really loves to kill Americans.

They always said they were the total package.

More like complete tools.


Incorrect. Tools have a purpose.
 
2017-10-06 12:42:09 PM  
This thread would have more comments if he weren't on track to kill us all before the environmental collapse comes.
 
2017-10-06 12:46:14 PM  

Gr3asy: This thread would have more comments if he weren't on track to kill us all before the environmental collapse comes.


Obviously, it has already killed 83% of commenters.
 
2017-10-06 12:57:46 PM  
As someone who works in the oil/gas industry...
That shiat is awesome news.
 
2017-10-06 12:57:48 PM  

Big_Fat_Liar: Eliminate ALL government rules.  Laws should be passed by people we elect.  We need to end the unconstitutional "rules" (that carry weight of law) that get passed by appointees.  If it is such a great idea, Republican-backed, Democrat-backed, or Communist-backed, then your favorite last president could have gotten such a law passed in any of the past three administrations when they had full control of the executive and administrative branches.


You want a congress full of elected representatives that have little to no technical expertise or even understanding of the complex industries that they will be regulating to codify everything into law themselves? That's a level of extreme stupid that I've not encountered before. I'm not sure how to even begin addressing that level of weapons grade herpaderp thinking.

Congress can't even pass a budget in a timely fashion without going through a gun to the head make or break moment and you think they'll be able to develop codify and micromanage agency level rules? Of course they won't be able to do that, and ultimately I suspect that was your hope/goal/point.
 
2017-10-06 12:58:50 PM  

garandman1a: It's like 500 lawyers at the bottom of the sea. A good start.

What was once a good idea (the EPA and stricter environmental regulations) has morphed into a nightmare of red tape and regulations. If I drop a glass of water, that does NOT make my living room a wetland subject to government intervention and takeover. Or it shouldn't. Right now, it could. Not that it would, but yes, it could.


I like the way this guy thinks.
 
2017-10-06 01:06:07 PM  

garandman1a: It's like 500 lawyers at the bottom of the sea. A good start.

What was once a good idea (the EPA and stricter environmental regulations) has morphed into a nightmare of red tape and regulations. If I drop a glass of water, that does NOT make my living room a wetland subject to government intervention and takeover. Or it shouldn't. Right now, it could. Not that it would, but yes, it could.


spilling water onto the ground does not make a wetland, no epa official would suggest such a thing, what makes a wetland is well documented and has a lot to do with how low lying areas hold water along with a number of other factors such as plant species, soils and such. If you are impacting those area's then yes its regulated, just because you don't want believe its a wetland doesn't make it not a wetland.
 
2017-10-06 01:57:47 PM  

WelldeadLink: "TreeHugger generally stays away from politics"

Really?


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2017-10-06 10:40:08 PM  

Smackledorfer: Summoner101: Is it just me or is the main page becoming the Politics tab?

It's just you.

That said, the fact that politicians have turned the environment into an issue that so many view as simple politics tells me the bad guys are winning.

33 vs 36% marginal taxation is politics.
Tariffs is politics.

Not dumping heavy metal waste into our streams is not politics.


Rules have been changed such that we can dump heavy metal waste in rivers now?
 
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