Saturday, May 30, 2020

Tag: Trump administration

Safety can’t be a ‘pretext’ for regulating unsafe oil trains, says...

“Proponents of the law insist Washington State has a legitimate public interest to protect its citizens from oil train fires and explosions, but in the context of the transportation of crude oil by rail, a State cannot use safety as a pretext for inhibiting market growth or instituting a de facto ban on crude oil by rail within its borders.”

U.S. company offered to make millions of N95 masks back in...

A Texas-based medical supply company offered the government 4 production lines to produce millions of much needed N95 respirators, but no orders were placed.

Border wall construction ramps up during coronavirus pandemic

"The Sierra Club is joining its partners in the borderlands to call for the immediate halt of border wall construction during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump attempting to protect corporations from legal liability for workers who...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claimed this issue is the largest area of concern for the business community before reopening doors.

Trump admin bypasses Congress, offers backup storage to boost troubled oil...

“If you believe as I do that the oil and gas industry is getting smaller and will need to extract less oil and gas, any federal money that is not supporting this direction is a waste.”

Exxon now wants to write the rules for regulating methane emissions

The current regulatory system in America does not protect the public interest.

Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires blasts Trumps coronavirus relief plan to...

"At the very least these workers need immediate paid sick leave, but for them to be able to pay their bills and support their families, they need economic relief more than any other group of Americans."

‘Arbitrary and capricious’: Federal judge throws out oil and gas leases...

Calling the policy "arbitrary and capricious," the judge said there was significant evidence that the Bureau of Land Management was intentionally shutting the public out.

Trump would cut TANF by $21 billion, impose harmful spending restrictions

This budget would halt states’ progress and encourage them to withdraw critical supports to families in poverty.

Could a California law help save America’s public lands throughout the...

The state used an innovative new law to fight back against the Trump administration’s expansion of oil and gas drilling—and that could provide a model for the rest of the country.

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Trump’s National Park Service greenlights hunting of bear cubs and wolf pups in their...

Lifting this restriction grants hunters permission to use cruel and inhumane hunting tactics.

Watching American lemmings as they prepare to follow Trump over the cliff

These lemmings see him ignoring the Rule of Law, dismissing the Constitution as being irrelevant.

From the sectoral to the local: Re-imagining labor and the left in a time...

While the unintended economic disaster now unfolding throughout the world is unprecedented, the progressive left must heed the lessons of disasters like Katrina, Maria and wars of aggression in places like Iraq to be ready to confront the potentially life and death struggles ahead.

‘What corporate welfare is all about’: Sanders condemns lack of price controls on taxpayer-funded...

“Gilead did not make this drug alone. The public has a stake and must have a say in setting the price.”

ReOpen America rally-goers are members of Trump’s death cult

This past week, protests erupted calling for a 'reopening of America,' which is the obvious conclusion to the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency.