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

Written by TalesOfTheNorth

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.

 

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  • This is great news, but we have to ensure that it will be upheld in the various Appeals Court processes leading to the US Supreme Court. I hope the Judges will continue to find the Administration’s action illegal.

  • Donald John Trump is working for Lobbyists who sent him to Washington D.C.. Who pays the Lobbyists to lobby Politicians ? That’s the question,follow the Currency and you will find the Secret Societies of the Rich and Famous who actually control our Government and Local,State and Federal Level. The System rigged to benefit the Wealthiest if the Wealthiest in the World. Conservative Supreme Court of the United States is protecting the Aristocrats.

  • I just don’t understand why they do not impeach him. He is a moron and when our kids told lies they were punished. Trust is very important and to realize the risk our country is in and what could happen is detrimental to our beloved country.

  • I just don’t understand why they do not impeach him. He is a moron and when our kids told lies they were punished. Trust is very important and to realize the risk our country is in and what could happen is scary.

  • Trump is an embarassment and a disaster for America. We are better than this, and need to elect intelligent, respectful, moral leaders who have only Americans’ best interests at heart.

  • The 2 statements above are TRUE. We always blame others due to our lack of knowledge regarding how our government works, the 3 branches , responsibility of each, failure to VET each, who/where their campaign funds come from, etc.. America these days is controlled by a small group of folks who spread hate, division, racism, in order to fragment the masses. This small group pits one group agains the other. IT IS CALLED DIVIDE AND CONQUER. Example: Hispanics, Asians who were TECH SAVVY, were allowed in America b/c Hispanics provided cheap labor for mega farms, stock yards in cities like Chicago. These wealthy farmers, stock yard owners paid no benefits, very low wages, if a worker was hurt on the job they were NOT compensated in any way. Many were told by the owner they would pay them a certain amt. of $$. When the job was finished the owner would pay less than agreed or not at all. The worker could not report the theft b/c they were undocumented and the employer knew it. Asians who were tech savvy got green cards form company owners like Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, companies in Silicone Vally that needed programmers who knew more than a few computer programs. We did not have that many in America so they were imported. Workers came in droves for years, had children here. Then when there were millions of foreign babies born on Americans soil (making them citizens) the wealthy who hired them said they took American jobs. The wealthy who hired them initially DID NOT want to pay Americans a living wage. The news media said Americans did not want to do this kind of work. Again a big LIE b/c these mega farm owners, stockyard owners did not want to pay anyone (Americans) a LIVING WAGE.

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