There Is Just No Explaining Willful Stupidity…

Another advancement of Trump’s burning desire to rollback every sensible, effective, and right decision of the Obama administration. If there is any justice the blundering Trump will get his just deserts when the American people kick his ample out of shape arse out of  out of the White House in 2020.

Trump cares not a wit about the American people or their health and safety. He has amply demonstrated this on more than just this occasion.

The Trump administration will on Thursday repeal one of the Obama era’s most sweeping environmental rules — a set of pollution protections for small streams and wetlands that had riled up opposition from coal miners, home developers, farmers and oil and gas drillers.

The action creates instant doubts about the legal status of myriad seasonal or isolated wetlands and thousands of miles of waterways, including vast swaths of the arid WestAnd it clears the way for the Environmental Protection Agency to finish a follow-up regulation in the coming months that could leave most of the nation’s wetlands without any federal safeguards.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is poised to sign off on the repeal at the D.C. headquarters of the National Association of Manufacturers, one of the industry groups that had opposed the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule. That 2015 regulation, also known as the Clean Water Rule, had cemented federal protections for headwater streams, Western rivers and nearby wetlands, in an effort to resolve questions raised by two muddled Supreme Court decisions.

Environmental groups vowed to challenge the rollback, arguing that it jeopardizes drinking water supplies for 117 million Americans.

Jon Devine, director of federal water policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, defended the Obama administration rule in a statement, saying it “represented solid science and smart public policy.”

“The Trump administration’s wild-eyed attempts to reward polluters, however, knows no bounds, so it is repealing these important protections without regard for the law or sound science,” he said. “This unsubstantiated action is illegal and will certainly be challenged in court.”

Let us hope the courts spank Trump real good and run his short sighted special interest decision right back up his where the sun don’t shine.

More from POLITICO .

Three Cheers For The 145…!!!

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” the heads of 145 companies, including Levi Strauss, Twitter and Uber, say in the letter, which was shared with The New York Times.

 

AMEN!

It is Long past time for Congress to act in the interests of the American people. It is clear that Americans now strongly support a more comprehensive as well as a more aggressive firearm control position (see below). Given the House, the Senate, and the Chief Executive ALL work for the American people, NOT the criminal NRA, it’s about time they listen to, and take strong action to implement policy that supports the interests of the public that elects them.

The NRA should NOT have as much clout with lawmakers as the American people as a whole. The organization is certainly entitled to voice their opinions,  but, when it comes to policy the MAJORITY of the American people must override the NARROW interests of partisan group that works to advance the interests of the firearms industry.

GOP and Trump… Do your jobs. Act on behalf of American society at large. NOT for SPECIAL INTERESTS with an agenda.

We are hopeful that views of 145 major American businesses will have an impact on the tone deaf GOP and the President.

 

Link to The New York Times article.

Link to PBS News Hour article.