While the world is focused on Trump’s impeachment trial, the administration continues their assholery unabated:
The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens.
From Day 1 of his administration, President Trump vowed to repeal President Barack Obama’s “Waters of the United States” regulation, which had frustrated rural landowners. His new rule, which will be implemented in the coming weeks, is the latest step in the Trump administration’s push to repeal or weaken nearly 100 environmental rules and laws, loosening or eliminating rules on climate change, clean air, chemical pollution, coal mining, oil drilling and endangered species protections.
I don’t know who wittingly votes for stuff like this. It has zero appeal to anyone other than some business executives and a few farmers here and there who are negatively impacted. But it’s in keeping with Trump’s goal to approach every subject with the aim of being the biggest prick possible.