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EPA to announce repeal of Obama-era clean water regulation

EPA to announce repeal of Obama-era clean water regulation

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights

Chris
Chris
America
America 1 year

Read the articles before commenting. All it says basically is that federal power is being taken away and give back to the states. States are already in the process of formulating stricter boundaries.

porcus
porcus 1 year

So the Obama rules were based on 22 states, and the focus was on small bodies of un-navigable waters. It's not lakes, rivers, seas, or anything like that which will be affected. I still really prefer the water to be untainted, but this is not as bad as the Left is making it sound like.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 year

Just judging from the idiots blathering in the lefty stories seems like this is a good thing. Said another way, pissing off the idiots means you are probably on the right track.

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

Red Tide by the end of the year. maybe Feburary Latest. depends on when it goes into effect

Duncan Kneeland
Duncan Kneeland 1 year

Absolutely ridiculous! I don’t really care about that carbon emissions stuff but when it comes to regulating carcinogenic, teratogens, and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water, I absolutely support it 100%. Some say this isn’t a problem and even cite government reports. The fatal flaw is that when the government says certain processes (fracking, industrial manufacturing, etc) do not release specific dangerous chemicals, it is usually because under the law, the government is not required to test for them. You only find what you test for in water. That’s one issue. Another issue is the hypothetical “limits” that the government sets on certain chemicals in water. These limits prevent a certain concentration of carcinogenic, teratogenic, and endocrine disrupter chemicals. These limits are scientifically based on the ED50 rule. (The amount of the chemical it takes to show symptoms 50% of those exposed) Then they divide that amount by 100. This is ridiculous. The limit for chemicals (that children and especially fetuses are vulnerable to) should be set to zero. If it’s scientifically SUSPECTED of causing harm there should be a zero tolerance policy. I want to know that the groundwater that my municipality uses is completely safe guaranteed by the government. Not that it “has no traces of harmful whatever’s” or that is has a “tolerable range” or that “it complies with federal law.” We should keep these regulations and expand on them.

Dips**t Don Lost
Dips**t Don Lost 1 year

I would love to see how conservatives defend this.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

For fucks sake!

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