Trump Rewrites Rules To Exclude Environmental Impacts From Federal Projects

Trump Rewrites Rules To Exclude Environmental Impacts From Federal Projects


Good news for everybody who hates the environment
this week as the Trump administration has rewritten the rules for federal projects,
and they’re going to now limit the kinds and types and numbers of projects that actually
have to have an environmental review done before the projects can be officially approved
or disapproved. This means that at a time when little over
a year ago, we were told we had 11 years or 12 years I guess to do something about climate
change, then, then we didn’t do anything for a little over a year. So now it’s down to a little under 11. Yeah, they want to get rid of environmental
review at a time when the continent of Australia is on fire because of climate change. We here in the United States are saying, you
know what’s burdensome? Having to think about the environmental impacts
of our projects and here are some of the projects that could be exempt from environmental review,
thanks to this new Trump rule. Building of new highways. So if you’ve got to clear cut a forest to
stick a road through there, so be it. You don’t, you don’t have to, you know, look
at what’s going to happen. Is that going to affect any species out there? Is that gonna cut down on, you know, oxygen,
whatever. We don’t care. Just put your damn road there and be gone
with it. Bridges, so if you want to build a bridge
over a body of water, you may no longer have to look at whether or not you’re going to
disrupt any sea life or any aquatic life living in that body of water. You could just drill down, put your big pylons
in there, put your bridge up and be on your way. Oh, and the most important one pipelines,
you know, those things that are constantly springing leaks and pouring oil onto our soil
here in the United States. Yeah. They don’t want to have to do environmental
reviews of those either under these new rules by Donald Trump. But fear not folks, some projects still will
have to go through environmental review. We don’t know which ones yet, but we know
some of them, they’re still going to have to do this. And that’s why they have also included in
these new rules that if they deem it necessary, they may just let the corporation itself conduct
their own environmental review and just turn in the results to the federal government,
and that’ll be that. So yes, I’m sure you know, TransCanada, still
wanting to build those Keystone pipelines here. Oh, I’m sure they’d be totally honest in an
environmental review and tell us that, yep, nothing will ever happen with this. This is insanity. As I mentioned, we’re seeing the effects of
climate change right now. We may not always see them every single day
here in the United States, depending on where you live. But if you turn on international news, not
American news, trust me, they don’t talk about it, but you turn on international news, you
see it out there. You go to any news site that’s not for profit
and you’ll see stories about climate change. Come to our channel here on YouTube and we
talk about climate change quite a bit and environmental impacts of policy decisions
from our federal officials. And that is exactly what this is. And yeah, I get it. Climate change, not a super sexy issue, right? Not a lot of people going to click on those
videos, which is why actually corporate media doesn’t like to talk about it. Chris Hayes actually admitted that year or
so ago on Twitter. He said they don’t like us doing climate change
stories because, hard to sell ads for it because they don’t get very many views. But that hasn’t stopped us and it hasn’t stopped
international news outlets from talking about the problem as well. And as long as Donald Trump’s in office, we’re
going to keep wasting time on that ever shortening clock because instead of moving forward on
the issue of climate change at a time when we have no choice but to move forward, this
president and his administration continue to move us backwards as we inch ever closer
to that point of no return.

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100 thoughts on “Trump Rewrites Rules To Exclude Environmental Impacts From Federal Projects

  1. In the “Bizarro World”, in which we are force to live in due to an insane Trump Administration — this is normal, and par for the course.
    – brought to you by: Crooks In Charge Party, formerly the GOP.

  2. All so he can enrich his wealthy friends and increase corporate donations to his campaign fund. Corruption at it's best. What are they going to do when there is no clean water to drink or the land is so polluted you can't grow anything or breathe? Oh right, all those dollar bills will solve everything… what an idiot.

  3. Another reason why Trump will go down in history as the worst of his kind. In a 200 years people will shudder whenever his name is mentioned. If there is still life on the planet, that is.

  4. Being that Trump is a 70+ year old man he doesn't have any long term but those of us under the age 70 we have to live with the environmental damage Trump continues to ignore & inflict.

  5. you know, the rest of the world should just put eco sanctions on the US, make it so it hurts whenever they do shit like this.

  6. Bridges, Dams, Roads falling apart. Businesses closing, farms being eliminated, jobs disappearing..Police Curruption at an all time High..Thank you Trump…

  7. But guys, all the money saved by these massive companies will be handed down to the workers on the projects. The pres knows what is best. He is a man of the people. It is obvious by how empathetic he and his children are to the plight of the average American.

  8. And this is why you don't put billionaire businessmen in office. They don't care about you or the environment just the almighty dollar. Vote this asshat out and all the ones who think and act like him
    #NotMeUs

  9. another horrible act that doesnt help anybody or anything except the oil industry become more wealthier since that is all that matters to these shallow pitiful people. Can we please move on to more efficient and sustainable ways of energy because oil is very inefficient and out date garbage and stopped benefiting society a long time ago.

  10. QUESTION: WHAT IS THE REAL REASON WHY TRUMP CLAIMS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS A "HOAX?" BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. WHY DO THEY DEMAND THAT TRUMP LIE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?

  11. BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES WILL BE THE LAST TO BE NEGATIVELY EFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE. THE GLOBAL POOR WILL BE THE FIRST TO BE EFFECTED. THE WEALTHY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE WEFARE OF THE POOR BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO PURCHASING POWER.

  12. Here cadet bonespurs fat ol´nasty, have a greasy cheesburger. Have another one.. keep going it´s gonna be fine.

    Days been stressful you say ? i bet, i bet ! 😉 You´re a little red in the face but don´t you worry, it´s a sign of "ALL IS WELL !"

    You can take it, stress keeps you young, right ? The more stress the better, you show em.

    Have some chicken wings, then a soda. Don´t forget the burgers.

    Then back to snorting some adderall.

    It´s gonna be fine people, just quietly leave the room, he´s on track to solving our biggest problem…

  13. QUESTION: WHY ARE BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE VALUE OF OUR DOMESTIC COASTAL PROPERTIES? THEY HAVE A PLAN THAT I FULLY DON'T UNDERSTAND YET.

  14. Trump didn’t rewrite anything…. Republicans in Congress should be forced to own up to their deadly legislation. Trump is an equally horrible person for signing it.

  15. COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE SERVES NO PURPOSE. TAKE ACTION AND VOTE BERNIE.

  16. I am exhausted with trump, et al. I feel like we've been fighting another Revolution – only this time it's not to create a democracy, but to save one …

  17. Of course he doesn't care, by the time it's too late he figures he'll be dead. In the meantime he can still rack up dollars from his buddies who want to destroy the environment.

  18. Of course the right would continue to destroy the world, they already have their doomsday bunker space reserved, the rich ones anyway.

  19. So he claims he PERSONALLY has lowered the cancer rate while removing regulations that PROTECT the environment and people 's health PATHETIC POS

  20. Attention anyone who currently uses Amazon:
    If you use smile.amazon.com , you can donate to any charity to help the helpless and piss off Trump and the Repubs.
    Here's the list to help you out (source: https://www.gofundme.com/c/blog/best-charities-to-donate-to)

  21. The regulatory change would be the first in 40 years……..created by the Obama administration….. Something about those two excerpts doesn't seem correct.

  22. Someone please assassinate or put this orange murderer in a coma or put in any position that will prevent him from causing any further harm to our planet's environment

  23. Google the Tar Sands of Alberta ,Canada,if ya want to see environmental apocalypse at its finest.The Keystone is the cornerstone of the dirty oil project.

  24. DAY ONE 2020 I HOPE THE DEM THT WINS ERASES EVERY DAMN THING trump HAS DONE! What trump is doing is all about Obama not SUBSTANCE OR WHATS NEEDED OR/RIGHT! F-IN PIG POS!

  25. Is Typical Trump want To Reverse the clock to Climate change I've seen Everything California Wildfires Severe weather in Midwest now Australian Wildfires In Australia People & Animals Died in those Fires Australian People Blamed their Prime minister is a Coal & Gas Industrialist, People take Notice Clock is Ticking Get rid of Trump this Election By Any Means Necessary

  26. Trump is not doing this just because he hates Obama. Even if Obama did what Trump is doing now, Trump isn’t going to be suddenly pro-environment in order to be anti-Obama. No, Trump is PRO-MONEY (and evil). His greed will kill human habitation for that extra dollar.

  27. The whole republican party is guilty of destroying the country, the people and planet. That's what'll be on their gravestones – DESTROYER

  28. How the fuck does anyone support bullshit like this? How do republicans and republican voters think that having less and less environmental protections is in any way a good thing?

    Absolutely disgusting.

  29. I live in West Virginia. It was 68 degrees here today. It has snowed once this winter season. Granted I don’t like snow. But this is crazy

  30. Vote Trump OUT 2020
    The Republicans are putting the United States back into the Dark Ages-the world is in a serious climate change and they voted to take away environmental protection
    Farmers are going bankrupt
    PS: Republicans-you CANT EAT MONEY!!
    Vote Blue 2020 to save the United States and the planet!!!

  31. We need Captain Planet again to make the planet livable and safe for all generations of human beings, also take out the environmental terrorists.

  32. I just watched Gasland Part 1 and 2…..my faith in the government is no longer a thing. I'm sorry I don't trust anyone and if Bernie isn't the nominee my faith will be totally gone in government

  33. NOW I KNOW WHY TRUMP WANTS TO BUY GREENLAND AND WHY THE BILLIONAIRE CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR POLITICIANS INSIST THAT THEY MINIMIZE OR DENY CLIMATE CHANGE. GREENLAND IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW BILLIONAIRES WILL MAKE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. THE GLACIER MELTING IS EXPOSING LAND RICH IN RARE EARTH MINERALS.

  34. the sad part is these rich ASSHOLES think their money will keep them alive when the world is ending.

    FFS america remove the orange shit stain from the white house before he can do any more damage to our planet.

  35. Go ahead traitor Ttrump ruin everything every other president has done to help clean up our planet.For a penalty they oughta make you clean up some of the shit that you've caused.🖕🖕🔒🔒GET RID OF THIS POS NOW!!!

  36. Trump has been against environment for years before he came president. Money or the environment, Trump chooses money all the time. 2 oil spills in Dakota since he took the Obama block off. Drill for natural gas and oil on his golf resorts and you would see a different Trump.

  37. This mouth breathing asshole is killing us all. This is insane! The world can't afford having this subhuman in charge. Not only is Putin having the time of his life, but Trump is going to be the doom of us all. All for more money.

  38. The same comments of the same few trolls here who support this clown…do these morons realize you need clean air and water to live?

  39. trump and republiCONS are traitors to our great country and terrorists to our environment.

    Make America great again by making trump a one term president and never voting republiCON ever again for any office.

  40. Amazing how often Trump finds a need to change the rules so their favorable to him. He changed the rules on poverty and employment too so he could claim his policies were doing well.

  41. The Cadet Bone Spurs administration is returning Anerica back to the 19tg Centurt Robber Barons where the rich got richer and the rest of Amerixans got treated like dirt.

  42. Ordinarily I would say, that's OK because the NEXT (Democratic) president simply reverses Fat Donnie's stupid fucking money grab to help her major donors and yes men, but SHE IS GOING TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW AND DECLARE HERSELF DICTATOR FOR LIFE. Be afraid. VERY afraid.

  43. I hope this crook ends up in prison along with his corrupt family. These people are destroying this country dismantling work that took years to accomplish. Sanders 2020

  44. Thanks Farron for paying a lot of attention to the climate change – global warming issue, it's a damn serious topic. Keep up the good work! Here at Artisynq we are doing our bit by promoting articles about climate change….and you'll find we're supporting ROF as well.

  45. Okay, well I'll just dump sewage onto Mar-a-lago. I mean, rules no longer exist so I can do whatever, right? Take a shit in his taco bowl. Build a tire fire in the lobby of Trump tower. After all, the environment is meaningless, right Trumpstains?

  46. New rule, republikkklans that vote for shit like this and have to eat and drink the stuff from the area. Toxic waste makes your hair fall out, you now investing in wigs and probably cancer treatments.

  47. I'm so sick of the right's BS, they destroy the economy with Bush Jr's wars and then the right blames Obama for the recession when clearly it started in late 2007 and now Trump, a man who thinks windmills causes sound cancer, will create more Flint Michigan's and when the left gets the presidency again, they will have to fix that mess too while being blamed for it. I swear our political system is just years of causing and fixing issues rather then progressing the USA as a whole. That is why Bernie is my clear choice for the primary and presidency, he's not an establishment politician that works for the highest bidder. He's the only candidate I can trust. #Bernie2020

  48. Pretty sure one specific area that will be spared environmental impact study, is that spot in Alaska.
    It is pristine, unique in the world, one of – or the last place on earth for salmon spawning in a marvellous way — that's where a Dopey buddy wants to drill for oil. Perfect! Someone needs to drill to find them a brain.
    🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
    🐦 Seriously, you must have heard. Plenty creepy there's even a thought.
    You know they have their sights set on the most delicate, awesome marvels of nature & the last.
    You just know it. They are sick bastards. Makes pipeline look like a garden.
    🔑🔒 ➰ 🔑🔒 ➰ 🔑🔒 ➰ 🔑🔒 ➰ 🔑🔒
    He'll want a Nobel Mother Nature Prize, no doubt. Moron. ♠❗

  49. I would expect such unsympathetic actions to come from Trump. People will think poorly of him as they do now, in history.

  50. I am from Australia and let me tell you, the Country is on fire in every single state, its worse than what you are hearing and seeing and let me tell you, the results of these fires and whats left behind is also not a Super Sexy look. Its horrific and still going as strong as it started. No end in sight.

  51. Seals and manatees are scroungers that just want to lie on rocks all day and not contribute to the economy. They don’t even pay taxes.

  52. His cult is so happy and agree with him but when the problem with new construction hit them with flooding, sink holes, wildlife, or cause unsafe conditions they will blame the Democrats.

  53. The amount of damage any president after Trump will have to fix is astronomical. It would be like if someone came into ER with a stab wound, and then the first docter you are forced see is ****ing Chucky. Imagine the work for the second docter.

  54. Are you a REBEL? Then support BERNIE SANDERS! The ONLY Presidential candidate (in the 2 main parties) that hasn't sold his ass and soul to the highest corporate bidders.

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