Everything that Obama did must be undone.
Courtesy of Politico:
The Trump administration on Thursday dismantled safety rules for offshore drilling put in place by the Obama administration after the disastrous BP oil spill fouled the Gulf of Mexico nearly a decade ago.
The rollbacks are a major victory for the oil and gas industry that has criticized the Obama rules as too onerous and costly to comply with, but which supporters say have helped prevent a repeat of the accident that killed 11 workers and spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil in 2010.
The Washington Post reminds of the cost of that disaster:
The gulf fishing industry lost nearly $95 million in 2010 alone. According to the National Audubon Society, a million seabirds died.
More than 150 whales and dolphins were found dead during the response to the spill, while surviving dolphins suffered lung defects and hormone abnormalities, according to NOAA Fisheries.
When the spill was at its worst in May 2010, a month after it started, bluefin tuna were feeding and spawning as oil polluted their habitat. The wider effect on the animals is largely unknown.
Donald Trump does not care about the environment, or those affected by these preventable oil spills, all he cares about his helping fossil fuel companies make huge profits that will inspire them to donate heavily to his reelection campaign.
Barack Obama created policies to keep us safe and protect our planet.
Donald Trump makes policies to energize his base, drive up corporate profit margins, and repay Vladimir Putin.