Monday, April 17, 2017

Trump's War On EPA continues

The false President continues his war on civilization by seeking to descry EPA. Let us be clear, EPS standards save lives. The original study that proved air Pollution kills was Leave and Suskin 1970 it showed that a  50% decrease in air pollution would lead to a 20% savings of all cardio-vascular disease.[1] That's is a couple of million people a year. Trump wants a country totally dedicated to business so no standards. Human life means nothing to him apparently,

Bill Chappell, "EPA Reopens U.S. Rules Setting Vehicle Efficiency Standards For 2025," NPR (March 15, 2017)

U.S. automakers may not have to reach fuel efficiency standards that were set during President Obama's administration, as the Environmental Protection Agency says it's reopening a review of the rules.President Trump is expected to make that announcement Wednesday in meetings with auto industry executives and workers in Michigan.In Washington, a senior White House official said the president wants to "set standards that are technologically feasible, economically feasible and allow the auto industry to grow and create jobs."The Obama-era rules stemmed from an agreement the government reached with major vehicles in the summer of 2011, setting carbon dioxide emissions targets for passenger cars and light trucks that were equivalent to the industry's fleet of achieving an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by the 2025 model year.The reopening of the rules review comes after a request from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, an industry group that represents both domestic and foreign automakers. The group's request came last month, after the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. [read More]

Juliet Eilperin, "EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry," Washington Post(April 16, 2017 ) URL:

Just days after taking office, President Trump invited American manufacturers to recommend ways the government could cut regulations and make it easier for companies to get their projects approved.
Industry leaders responded with scores of suggestions that paint the clearest picture yet of the dramatic steps that Trump officials are likely to take in overhauling federal policies, especially those designed to advance environmental protection and safeguard worker rights.Those clues are embedded in the 168 comments submitted to the government after Trump signed a presidential memorandum Jan. 24 instructing the Commerce Department to figure out how to ease permitting and trim regulations with the aim of boosting domestic manufacturing. The Environmental Protection Agency has emerged as the primary target in these comments, accounting for nearly half, with the Labor Department in second place as the subject of more than one-fifth, according to a Commerce Department analysis.Among the notable items on industry’s to-do list:
●BP wants to make it easier to drill for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico by reducing how often companies must renew their
●A trade association representing the pavement industry wants to preclude the U.S. Geological Survey from conducting what the group says is “advocacy research” into the environmental impact of coal tar. The Pavement Coatings Technology Council says this research could limit what it uses to seal parking lots and driveways.[read more]


[1] Lester B Lave amd Eugene P. Suskin "Air Pollution and human Health," Science, vol 169 (August, 1970)


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