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Democrats could have repealed all of Trump’s Orwellian regulations by simple majority vote. They blew it.

In recent weeks, progressive public interest organizations have identified—and implored congressional Democrats to repeal—dozens of former President Donald Trump’s last-minute regulatory attacks on consumers, the environment, immigrants, Social Security, and more. But by the time the deadline to introduce so-called “resolutions of disapproval” against the pending rules came and went Sunday, Democratic lawmakers had only taken aim at six Trump-era regulatory […]

April 8th

Trump’s team was so sloppy in its rollback of regulations that Biden can simply turn the clock back on many of them

Public Citizen revealed Monday that President Joe Biden can potentially freeze—and more swiftly reverse—over two dozen more regulatory rollbacks forced through at the last minute by the Trump administration due to violations of federal law. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “The Trump administration’s moves to lock-in last-minute regulatory rollbacks were plagued with unprecedented and unlawful […]

March 2nd

Victory in the War on Science: Judge scraps Trump’s Orwellian anti-science rule for EPA

In a development welcomed by environmental and public health advocates, a federal judge on Monday invalidated the Trump administration’s last-minute rule change dictating which types of research the Environmental Protection Agency can use to regulate polluting industries and toxic chemicals. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams Judge Brian Morris, chief judge for the U.S. District Court […]

February 3rd

Congressional Review Act: Biden has a shortcut to cancel Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, but it comes with risks

The Trump administration dedicated itself to deregulation with unprecedented fervor. It rolled back scores of regulations across government agencies, including more than 80 environmental rules. By Daniel Farber, University of California, Berkeley The Conversation The Biden administration can reverse some of those actions quickly – for instance, as president, Joe Biden can undo Donald Trump’s […]

January 21st

After undermining democracy, Trump now undermines capitalism (gift for fossil fuel companies)

Not only only did Donald Trump instigate an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in the final days of his presidency, but on January 14 he bestowed a parting  gift upon the oil companies. By Dan Bacher The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has finalized its “fair access” rule, designed to protect oil companies from lenders […]

January 19th

Trump admin sticks it to endangered spotted owl in one more big FU on the way out

In August, as part of a settlement with a lumber association, the White House proposed that 205,000 acres of the 9.5 million designated as critical habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl be removed from protection. By Meteor Blades But as Lisa Friedman and Catrin Einhorn reported Wednesday, a decision was made to increase the removal to […]

January 16th

Audubon: “The best thing for our country is for Trump to be removed from office. Immediately.”

The risk of allowing President Trump to remain in office is too great for our country to bear. He has said he will not participate in the peaceful transition of power and we’ve seen the deadly consequences. By David Yarnold National Audubon Society As an internationally recognized American institution for the last 115 years, the […]

January 12th

Evangelical Environmental Network statement on the Congressional Electoral Vote count

It’s been far too long to continue the noisy sounds of election fraud – it’s simply “fake news” and, at best, only the song of those unable to accept the defeat of their favored candidate, or at worst, those trying to subvert justice and righteousness by destroying our democracy and those words enshrined in our […]

Center for Biological Diversity sues over Trump admin’s failure to act on 11 endangered species

The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a lawsuit over the delay of federal protections for several species, including the imperiled monarch butterfly, and blasted the outgoing administration’s record on at-risk animals, plants, and habitats. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams In a statement announcing the suit, the conservation group said that Trump’s presidency “is coming to an […]

January 10th

Impeach Now

The right-wing insurgent assault on the nation’s Capitol—with its calls for lynching the vice president, the killing of a police officer, the beatings, the thefts, and the vandalism, all directed at smashing democracy and incited by Donald Trump—has kicked the needle of the Democratic anger gauge deep into the red zone. The outrage has persuaded 189 House Democrats to publicly support impeachment and […]

January 10th

Fridays for Future: Trump’s failed Q-coup is the antithesis of peaceful protest

occupation of the United States Capitol building by a mob of violent, overwhelmingly white, insurrectionists — incited and encouraged by President Trump in an attempted coup seeking to overthrow an election — was a shocking, seditious extension of the conspiracy-laden white supremacy Trump has embraced for decades and fomented as a candidate and president By Climate Denier Roundup […]