Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tag: Trump administration

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.

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.

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‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

‘What betrayal looks like’: UN report says world on track for 2.7°C of warming...

"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods."
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Former California cops charged with assaulting unarmed teen

“Those who violate their oath to protect and serve discredit the good work law enforcement strives to do every day.”

The US military, post-Afghanistan

Can we finally give peace a try?