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This joint resolution nullifies the Stream Protection Rule finalized by the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 20, 2016.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
If this bill actually added any protection to the environment, why wasn't it passed long ago when the Dems had their majority?
It was nothing bit a partisan jab at the incoming Trump administration and was swatted away as such,
Yes, but the language in 1977 Surface Mining and Reclamation Act was vague. The Stream Protection act provided specific language.
There are already laws and regulation adequately protecting the environment in place.
Meanwhile the worthless Dems and Obama never did help those people in Michigan get safe drinking water.
originally posted by: AMPTAH
That ok !
As long as Trump doesn't forbid the citizens from "suing" the factories that dump the waste, the removal of government oversight is fine.
That's how it should be. They have the right to pollute, we have the right to sue for compensation. When these two forces compete, we get a balance that the society wants.
No company is going to pollute the stream, if the lawsuit will cost them more than their profits earned from that pollution.
So, you don't need a law, the government just needs to get out of the way.
originally posted by: jellyrev
I don't get why democrats don't want unemployed blacks, mexicans, & other victims classes from getting jobs. Why do these environmentalist hate minorities? Those are good jobs.
Why do they like high energy prices that hit the poor and minorities the most?
Environmentalist would legislate themselves into 400spft dorms if they had the chance. I had a professor who espoused how great it would be if we all lived in high rise dorms to save energy to save muh environment.
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: Olivine
Reducing regulations on coal isn't going to matter. We could remove all of them, and natural gas would still be a better energy source. We've long since entered the period in the US where coal is being phased out. Both coal regulations or the lack of them becomes less and less important by the day.
Steam coal - also known as thermal coal - is mainly used in power generation.
Coking coal - also known as metallurgical coal - is mainly used in steel production.
Activated carbon - used in filters for water and air purification and in kidney dialysis machines.
Carbon fibre - an extremely strong but light weight reinforcement material used in construction, mountain bikes and tennis rackets.
Silicon metal - used to produce silicones and silanes, which are in turn used to make lubricants, water repellents, resins, cosmetics, hair shampoos and toothpastes.
originally posted by: Annee
He's truly mental.
And I'm tired of the Trumpster's ridiculous rationalizations.