Oh, who needs clean water, I mean that stuff isn’t good for anything at all, right? It’s not as if life is dependent on it or anything, after all, we can adapt to drinking toxic sludge.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure on Wednesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government’s defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said on Friday.
Trump is expected to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which expands the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act.
The rule was finalized by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 2015, and was blocked by a federal appeals court pending further court challenges.
The rule has faced intense opposition from Republicans in Congress, farmers and energy companies.
Critics contend the rule vastly expands the federal government’s authority and could apply to ditches and small isolated bodies of water. The EPA under President Barack Obama said the rule protects waters that are next to rivers and lakes and their tributaries “because science shows that they impact downstream waters.”
Full story here.
The Trump Regime is also busy attempting to hasten the death of everything in every way possible. Here’s reading:
Former member of Trump’s EPA transition team suggests air pollution doesn’t kill people. 4.2 million people died prematurely from air pollution in 2015.
Trump’s EPA policies risk more Alzheimer’s cases, doctors warn. Two new studies support findings that polluted air causes dementia.
Trump’s allies have some of the worst environmental voting records in Congress.
Clearly the only water the rich know of is bottled Swiss spring water which smells faintly of old money.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
There is a German SF author, Gert Prokop, who wrote a two volume dystopian detective series about a detective who lives in the 21st century USA. The USA are physically and politically isolated from the rest of the world. Deregulation has lead to a destruction of the environment and the US population relies on the outside world to supply them with drinking water. The rich get very fancy stuff, the poor not so much.
The USA looks more and more like that place…
Mr. Prokop was quite prescient.