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Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Trump Regime is an Enemy of America's Environment


From "Now This Politics -- NPR:


Pres. Trump is overruling California’s car emission standards, forcing the state to accept more air pollution and greenhouse gas. He also has threatened to prosecute carmakers who voluntarily reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. 

Reduced fuel-efficiency means drivers will pay more for gas. Republicans have traditionally argued for greater ‘states rights,’ but seem less inclined to apply the principal to California, a state Trump lost by over four million votes. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before the House now."

In addition to all the other horrors the Trump Regime has foisted upon America and the rest of the world, there is his stupid, spiteful attack on California's, and other states', Clean Air laws. To what purpose, other than sheer cussedness and Obama Envy, is the Trump Regime attacking policies that ensure clean air for Americans to breathe?

Here's the NYTimes editorial today:

In announcing on Wednesday his determination to revoke California’s longstanding authority to set its own air pollution standards, President Trump finds himself arrayed against the plain language of the Clean Air Act, California’s historical role as a laboratory for tough new environmental rules and the express wishes of several major automakers and two-thirds of the American people.
It is, further, one more intended nail in the coffin of President Barack Obama’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gases and, coming as it does on the eve of a big United Nations conference on global warming, a thumb in the eye to the rest of the world.
A monumental legal battle lies ahead. California’s authority to set its own pollution standards dates back to the 1960s, when the state passed laws to deal with its crippling smog problem. The federal Clean Air Act of 1970 codified that special authority, as long as the state could show a compelling need for standards stricter than the federal government’s. Congress has repeatedly reaffirmed that right, and in 1977 it said other states could legally opt in to California’s standards. Thirteen have now done so.

1 comment:

Rational Nation USA said...

The Trump administration is the enemy of TRUTH and all that is decent.

Evil is Trump's middle name.