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Enabling Big Oil to 'Pollute With Impunity' on Public Lands, Trump Guts Methane Restrictions

Enabling Big Oil to 'Pollute With Impunity' on Public Lands, Trump Guts Methane Restrictions

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Continuing its relentless "assault on clean air, public lands, our health, and our climate," the Trump administration on Tuesday gutted a major Obama-era rule that required oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions and take certain measures to prevent leaks on public lands.

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This on top of the Oil Depletion Allowance and very little to nothing for renewables. A sweet ‘deal’ for oil.

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Don’t worry Donny, you will be safe enough, but your grandchildren may not. Even if they can hide at the top of Trump tower. G

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This administration continues to poison us and our children.

Where Are You America?

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No I didn’t see it – a sad “thank you.”

But, have no fear, vote for Democrats in November and they’ll save you.

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What’s next, raping our grandmothers?

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Too much power is in the presidency.
Waging war now without Congress.
Congress makes laws and then the President can stop them?
Too much power in the presidency.

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Better not to pollute in the first place. But some people are taking steps. Does it have to get this bad before we try to stop it?

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The effect produced by the added methane in our atmosphere will be greater and last much longer than idiocy about Stormy Daniels. To call this action “short-sighted” implies the innocence of ignorance and gives Trump too much of a pass. He and others, including those in the fossil fuel industry do understand the danger and the result to out planet… They just couldn’t care less so long as it stuffs pockets at the top. This are all criminal of the most dangerous type in the process of a deadly assault on all of us. They must be treated as such. Anyone than abets the crime is as guilty.

Speaking of real alternatives…https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/9/14/16304730/hurricane-2018-florence-destruction-retreat

When my grandmother arrived in South Florida in 1922, Fort Lauderdale was swampy up to a mile inland, with the Intracoastal Waterway separating the swampland from the real ocean. People dredged and piled and dredged and piled. So now you have lines of houses with a road in front and a canal in back. “The Venice of America.”
Our family’s home was two miles inland. Although the Bahamas tends to protect South Florida from storms, I still saw quite a few growing up there.
Florida is flat at this latitude all the way from east to west. Our house, a few inches above the rest of the neighbors, was what kept us dry when the rest of our neighbors went underwater, fifty years ago.
Return the beaches to the people. Limit them for swimming and campgrounds. When the oceans rise as predicted in the near future, the freshwater swamplands of Florida are finished.
Reinforce drainage when you can, but stop building on flood plains. Retreat from the coasts.

Visit Holland. Is America ready for this level of infrastructure in its lowlands???

Stopping global warming anytime soon is not going to put the ice back in Greenland, Alaska, Canada, and the poles.

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Mid-eighties Fahrenheit is the new mild.

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HI Greenwich-----sigh----our Planet os called Mother Earth-----so BLM et al are raping everyone’s MOTHER. : (

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I’ve been living in the monsoon areas of the world quite a bit recently. They routinely get many times the rainfall amounts that North Carolina and South Carolina and even Florida have gotten recently. You can build to deal with it, as Florida has built to deal with wind.

So I think there has to be acceptance that it is happening, and that it is not likely to reverse easily regardless of anyone’s best efforts. This should drive long-term forecasting, and long-term re-engineering of infrastructure.
There also needs to be a one-time limit on insurance claims for storm damage. And insurance should not at all be issued in flood zones! Unfortunately, the current real estate magnates in some areas own too much of the flooded land!

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