Update to the growing list of environmental rules being rolled back under Trump

This list has been updated to August 29, 2019. This is the substance of why so many people object to this administration. Sure there are issues of coarseness, wilful destruction of our system of law, racism and opposition to diversity of all types, and more. Those are dreadful but the actions below will be almost … Continue reading Update to the growing list of environmental rules being rolled back under Trump

Current deregulation efforts often exceed what’s been requested by industry

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-30/trump-gives-businesses-deregulation-whether-they-want-it-or-not? Trump Gives Businesses Deregulation Whether They Want It or Not By Jennifer A Dlouhy August 30, 2019, 4:00 AM EDT Updated on August 30, 2019, 11:47 AM EDT Deregulatory zeal sometimes draws ire of regulated industries Supporters say president’s moves are unleashing U.S. economy Automakers have begged the White House to alter course in its plans … Continue reading Current deregulation efforts often exceed what’s been requested by industry

Car makers negotiate with CA for pollution standards despite federal effort to relax them further

California represents about one-sixth of the domestic powered vehicle market and has historically used that heft to insist on higher anti-pollution standards than required by federal standards. The current administration is attempting to relax the Obama standards to a level totally incompatible with California's demands. Solution: the car makers are negotiating individually for standards acceptable … Continue reading Car makers negotiate with CA for pollution standards despite federal effort to relax them further

Read this and weep — updated list of environmental activity by Trump administration

I don't think this needs commentary. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/ A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen. 75 Minute Read By Michael Greshko, Laura Parker, Brian Clark Howard, Daniel Stone, Alejandra Borunda, and Sarah … Continue reading Read this and weep — updated list of environmental activity by Trump administration

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup undervalued by everyone except for its audience

I'm pleased that NYC will be giving the team a ticker tape parade at 9:30 this Friday the 12th. The last one was in 2015 when the US team also won the World Cup as costly ticker tape parades are only given in cases of excellence that demands recognition. Unfortunately, iff you watched the 2019 … Continue reading 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup undervalued by everyone except for its audience

Mother Jones overview of Kamala Harris for those who don’t know her

More than a year hold, but full of insight. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/the-secret-to-understanding-kamala-harris/ Politics January/February 2018 Issue The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris And why it’s making her a flash point in the Democratic Party. Jamilah King ReporterBio Advertise with Mother Jones Max-o-maticDown road 22 in Chowchilla, behind a wall of trees, impossibly green despite the brutal summer heat … Continue reading Mother Jones overview of Kamala Harris for those who don’t know her

Public service announcement — Mueller’s Report summarized in 30 minutes by PBS Newshour

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/all-of-the-mueller-reports-major-findings-in-less-than-30-minutes The PBS Newshour folks have summarized the Mueller Report's finding in an article that will take less than 30 minutes to read. Then you can skip the guilt you might feel as a responsible voter and citizen who simply can't stomach reading the full report. You're welcome.