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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
1/ There are lots of ways the Trump admin is undercutting safety, environmental and other regulations without going through the trouble of formally rolling them back. And we have some examples:
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2/ First there’s the slowdown. Like when the EPA administrator announced he would reconsider parts of the Clean Water Act rules that lobbyist petitions requested… oh, and he was also going to delay the deadline for compliance with those rules by 2 years.
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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
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3/ Or when Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, basically stopped hiring, while HUD leadership basically stopped everything.
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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
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4/ Then there’s deregulating by scaling back enforcement. Like when the Trump admin rolls back civil rights efforts across the federal government.
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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
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5/ Then there’s restricting information collection. Like when Trump wants to cut The Office of Research and Development’s funding in half. ORD has no regulatory authority, but it conducts the bulk of the research that underlies EPA policies.
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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
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6/ There’s also expanding exemptions. Like when the Trump admin announced plans to reduce “unnecessary burdens & delays” of the Nat'l Environmental Policy Act, which, btw, requires agencies across the fed gov’t to document environmental impacts of major actions they plan to take.
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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
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7/ Finally, there’s the budget squeeze, which is the “regulatory budget” the White House imposed on agencies. This caps the net costs an agency can impose on industry each year through rule-making. No matter the social benefit of the new rule.
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ProPublica 19 Dec 17
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8/ All we can say is: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We’ll keep writing about deregulation over the next year—even when it’s not called that.
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Déplorable FrankB 19 Dec 17
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is a regulatory agency, NOT a research organization. ??!!
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USA girl 19 Dec 17
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Keep it up thank you for your great work!!
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Jeffrey L. Shurtliff 19 Dec 17
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I am sure he is not sorry for it. There is no pleasing you, unless one is political correct.😊
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Déplorable FrankB 19 Dec 17
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Those of us subject to decades of over-regulation trying to comply with the massive wasteful burdens of so-called "environmental" millstones around our necks are ebullient.
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sinéad→🌹 #Bernie2020 19 Dec 17
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Soon we'll have to write in code to bypass the Ministry of Truth: "Dregs" (deregulations), "FeedUs" (a twofer). 😐
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Thomas C. Harris 19 Dec 17
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No more complaints about the water in Flint! Everybody gets Sterno water!
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Jedigal007 19 Dec 17
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Ok. So who can imagine Ben Carson performing surgery? 😱
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