Trump dismantles safety regulations put in place by Obama after the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster.

By |2019-05-04T08:16:40-08:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

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.  

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8 Comments

  1. anon May 5, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Biden was the only Democratic candidate that the story used data from all voters on, and it paints a striking contrast. After years of tweets, tantrums, irrational behavior, and causing worry, voters are ready to move on from Donald Trump’s one person circus of chaos.
    Voters are uncomfortable with the idea of four more years of Trump.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/05/signs-grow-that-voters-want-to-rid-the-country-of-trump.html

  2. Penny WiZe May 5, 2019 at 6:13 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/04/joe-biden-trump-clown.html

    “There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy,” Biden said to laughter in the room. “You can just start with clown.” {aka ~IT~}

    “On every single issue and on every demeaning thing he says about other people, I have no problem responding directly. What I’m not going to do is get into what he wants me to do.
    He wants this to be a mud wrestling match.”

  3. Marthe May 5, 2019 at 6:51 am

    On top of pandering to the oil and gas industry, Trump takes a special sadistic pleasure in dismantling every one of President Obama’s regulations and policies as it gives him the illusion of diminishing President Obama’s legacy and being bigger, more powerful than President Obama.

    Unbeknownst to him because he’s an idiot,
    instead of diminishing President Obama’s legacy with every one of these spiteful actions, Trump is writing his own legacy as the petty, immature, vengeful ignorant little tiny, tiny man that he is.

    The history books will be kind to President Obama because he always acted in good faith but it’s guaranteed that they will see Trump as an aberration when all of his shady past and behavior as president has been exposed. The history books will also certainly note that the USA’s leadership in the world has been greatly diminished if not completely eradicated under Trump. After all is said and done, three words will forever remain attached to Trump and these words are “Putin’s useful idiot”.

  4. CC*ME May 5, 2019 at 6:58 am

    https://eand.co/were-killing-off-the-only-life-we-know-of-anywhere-in-the-universe-912b9d340184

    Here’s an alarming fact. simply call The Great Dying. Scientists sometimes call it the “sixth mass extinction” aka The Holocene extinction
    “This crisis — which scientists often call “ecological collapse” — is something way, way beyond climate change.”
    The bees, trees, plants, insects, fish. All these populations are plummeting, and I mean plummeting — rocketing downwards at rates unseen since things like giant meteor strikes.
    these beings will exist in vastly smaller numbers, in isolated pockets of stability. Life as we know it means life as we know it. We are creating a more desolate, empty, and barren world.”
    “Because life has no inherent worth — they can take all of it, and exploit it to the hilt, abuse it as thoroughly as they like, and there’s no recourse, punishment, even awareness, really — so how can there be any accountability or responsibility?
    Profits go up — zoom! Life begins to die off — bang! Implosion. That’s how you get to now: the only life we know of anywhere in the universe dying off…while billion dollars companies turn into trillion dollar companies. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. But it’s not a feature of us. It’s a feature of our global economy.”

    2100 Mad Max’s Passion.

  5. Anon May 5, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Many are saying:

    “That was a big fire. It got put out.

    Another big fire is Sarah Palin. Her brain is constantly smoldering, flaring, and burning. Its an ugly hateful mess.

    If only she could have just answered Katie Couric. And gotten help for the incest.”

    • Beaglemom May 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      But the oil spewed forth for too long after the explosion. People living along the Gulf coast endured a lot. A hope that those who voted for Don the Con will think a little more seriously before voting for him again. Don the Con is an absolute menace – to the United States as a democratic republic, to the earth as a climate change denier and enabler of environmental criminals.

  6. Anonymous May 5, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    If I were the president after Trump I would spend the first few months with cramps in my hands signing executive orders to reverse everything Trump did. Then I would have my Democratic majority House and Democratic majority Senate put in place laws and regulations to make sure that whatever Trump and Congress did was reversed and couldn’t be redone when the Republicans came back into power.

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