Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tag: Trump administration

Trump administration eliminates protections for vast ocean monument — experts react

Here’s why the action is so harmful, how it’s possibly illegal, and why it won’t help struggling fishing communities.

New Trump appointee to foreign aid agency has denounced liberal democracy...

Merritt Corrigan has a history of denouncing liberal democracy and has said that the country is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda.”

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.

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From superpower to failed state: Inequality and the public health crisis in America

The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the failings of leaders and elites.

The rise of Christian nationalism in America

Or maybe it's how to legislate evil and punish the poor.

10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

Trump breaks world records for longest tax audit, if not presidential scandals

Why doesn’t every pundit and every journalist keep repeating: “Deliver the returns. Cut the audit BS. End the legal smoke and mirrors.”

Former corrections officer sentenced to federal prison for assaulting inmate

“The abuse of authority by this law enforcement officer and the violation of the inmate’s civil rights will not be tolerated.”