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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:44 PM

Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-Era Rules, Tells Trump To Sit Down.

'A federal judge has just ordered President Trump to reinstate Obama-era rules designed to fix the environment concerning methane gas emissions.

The move is seen as a major blow to Trump’s powers and the oil and gas industry as a whole, who will now have to ‘scramble’ to make sure they are in compliance. The court also said the Trump administration acted unlawfully when implementing the order.

According to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Trump’s Interior Department ‘misused a provision of the Administrative Procedure Act when it stalled key provisions of a rule aimed at reducing methane venting and flaring on public and tribal lands.’

An estimated $330 million a year in methane is wasted through leaks or intentional releases on federal lands, enough to power over 5 million homes a year. Each year over 175,000 tons of potent greenhouse gases are released annually, in addition to a whole host of other toxic pollutants.

The ruling is just the latest in a series of huge setbacks for the Trump administration as courts continue to overrule the executive branch for actions against climate change taken by President Obama.'

http://politicalape.com/2018/02/12/federal-judge-reinstates-obama-era-rules-tells-trump-to-sit-down/

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Reply Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-Era Rules, Tells Trump To Sit Down. (Original post)
elleng Feb 2018 OP
gademocrat7 Feb 2018 #1
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #2
rainin Feb 2018 #3
Greybnk48 Feb 2018 #4
C Moon Feb 2018 #5
Gothmog Feb 2018 #6
lamp_shade Feb 2018 #7
Honeycombe8 Feb 2018 #8
SCVDem Feb 2018 #9
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #10
pandr32 Feb 2018 #11
red dog 1 Feb 2018 #12
PatrickforO Feb 2018 #13
Leith Feb 2018 #14
zentrum Feb 2018 #15
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #16
groundloop Feb 2018 #17
elleng Feb 2018 #19
Firestorm49 Feb 2018 #18

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:48 PM

1. Glad the court smacked this down.

Chump and his cabal are trying to destroy our country.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:02 PM

2. The federal courts are under attack by the fascists. Supporting them and their independence is

imperative as the last line of defence.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

3. Since we no longer have any checks and balances from the legislative branch,

at least we still have a judicial branch.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

4. I wish I could rec this twice! n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:30 PM

5. Awesome!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:33 PM

6. Trump loses another lawsuit

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:34 PM

7. Hah! Good.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

8. Yaaaay!!!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

9. Wait until dumps picks

overwhelm the system.

We need to find a way to remove these lifetime appointments or suffer terrible consequences!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:54 PM

10. Once again, thank goodness for the Blue states

who have been working overtime for over a year when the Exec. Orders began flowing out of the Oval Office starting with immigration.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:14 PM

11. This made my day

Hope. I still nurture some.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:15 PM

12. K&R...Thanks for posting

This is good news!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:33 PM

13. Excellent! The Trump administration, if you can call it that,

has acted illegally ever since it got into power. And even before, when it committed treason to gain power.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:21 PM

14. This IS Terrific News

However, politicalape doesn't seem to have any "about us" and running a who-is on the URL shows that the site owner is hidden. These are glaring signs of a website that is not trustworthy.

But, all is not lost. This is a story from October 2017 and it is as advertised.

Other sites that had the story:
The Hill

NY Times

Sorry to rain on your good news, but "political ape"? Really?




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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:19 PM

15. +1 million

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:43 AM

16. Sounds like good news...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:45 PM

17. Good News.... HOWEVER - Who will enforce the regulations?

Surely we can't expect the EPA's Scott Pruitt to so much as lift a finger to enforce environmental law. (This is the guy who claims that human CO2 emissions are not linked to global warming, and that global warming may actually be a good thing). I strongly believe he'll sit on his hands and wait until the courts force him to enforce environmental rules.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

19. First, agencies implement regulations,

then, when necessary, courts oversee the implementation.

Long history of administrative law, and this administration appears prepared to challenge some of it. Will be interesting, and highly consequential.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:58 PM

18. Hallelujah

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