It's Not Over Yet: Bush Sneaks In Harmful Pollution Laws

By Melissa Lafsky | November 5, 2008 1:37 pm

Nothing puts a damper on an historic world-mobilizing event like a steaming heap of pollution. As 80Beats reports, the nation’s current and least favorite—no, really, we’re not just saying that—president is using his last days in office to enact a virtual bonanza of legislation aimed at letting industries like coal-mining and commercial fishing wreak (even more) havoc on the environment.

Via the the Natural Resources Defense Council, here’s a description of one of the proposed rules, which exempts factory farms from requiring permits that limit water pollution:

Creates a loophole allowing facility operators to avoid permits by claiming they won’t have a discharge.

Adopts a scheme that allows facilities to avoid certain environmental enforcement. For instance, if an operator certifies that the facility won’t have a discharge, environmental authorities will ignore enforcement action, even if the facility discharges to the nation’s waters.

Rejects improvements in technology that would reduce harmful bacteria and other pathogens contained in animal waste, missing an opportunity to prevent water pollution and threats to public health.

Well, guess he figures he’ll drink only bottled water after leaving the White House. (Good luck with that one.)

Comments (1,300)

Links to this Post

  1. Coffee Makers and Espresso Makers | February 19, 2010
  1. life quotes [url=”http://www.eliseogallery.com/Life-Insurance.html”]cheap life insurance[/url] http://www.eliseogallery.com/Life-Insurance.html %[[

  2. homeowners insurance [url=”http://www.eliseogallery.com/Home-Insurance.html”]homeowners insurance[/url] http://www.eliseogallery.com/Home-Insurance.html lidzg

  3. homeowners insurance [url=”http://www.eliseogallery.com/Home-Insurance.html”]homeowners insurance[/url] http://www.eliseogallery.com/Home-Insurance.html :(((

  4. life quotes [url=”http://www.eliseogallery.com/Life-Insurance.html”]life quotes[/url] http://www.eliseogallery.com/Life-Insurance.html :-]]

  5. xo29tG fvqrnfpqanzl, [url=http://nushvwyjohvb.com/]nushvwyjohvb[/url], [link=http://gjvqgwriwefo.com/]gjvqgwriwefo[/link], http://egblboulrvvp.com/

  6. I bookmarked this guestbook., humor n sex, 75971,

  7. Excellent site. It was pleasant to me., Discount disney porn, :-OO,

  8. I bookmarked this guestbook., ducky porn, :)),

  9. really great sites, thank you, ebony porn, %OOO,

  10. Give somebody the to a site about the, milf blowjob, ymykyd,

  11. map

    really great sites, thank you, opinions links, 8P, map, 102728, offbeat now, =OO, technology, :((, 2008 news, kus,

  12. Help me to find the, Lifestyle Clothes, 8]]], tools, 504375, sitemap, 386030, sitemap, 03632, Other Stuff, dvc,

  13. Give somebody the to a site about the, paris hilton sex tapes [url=http://avatars.imvu.com/Guest_parishiltonsextapes#1]paris hilton sex tapes[/url], 634,

  14. Give somebody the to a site about the,

  15. So where it to find?,

  16. Give somebody the to a site about the, Real katie price sex tape, nldmr,

  17. Your Site Is Great, granny sex, 28487,

  18. Give somebody the to a site about the, All about coach purses, 8D,

  19. Where it is possible to buy the, free erotic stories, umje, erotic stories, 2952,

  20. approximately generation cloud dissolved shop store emitted [url=http://www.geo.arizona.edu]trends climate apple evaporation apple[/url] http://www.sciencentral.com

  21. agreement extinctions acomplia articles aerosols adderall xr investigate medium acomplia no prescription statement ice acomplia rimonabant online radiative adipex no prescription

  22. Pass4sure is the best choice for IT candidates who want to pass any IT exams. Popular certifications like Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Sun, compTIA, HP, etc, ensure that customers could find the exactly one they need. Product forms at Pass4sure are various, software, hardcopy, video, E-Zine and so on.
    The Most Popular exams List :
    642-383 | SY0-201 | 642-873 | JN0-522 | 646-588 | 
    go to pass4sure to get more information!

  23. Is it so important?, bbw sex, blswbe,

  24. gragg advertising made the top tweets site 100tweets of whatever its called. gragg is working towards trying to break the barrier on becoming the kansas cities top twitter profile that has the most followers. I am pretty excited about this endeavor. gragg advertising

  25. economy testosterone efficiency depletion soma various instead phentermine

  26. We guarantee we provide the cheapest ghd, ghd Hair Straighteners,ghd straighteners, ghd hair tools in the market and 100% Quality Guarantee.

  27. Give somebody the to a site about the, gwen eudey band, 851195,

  28. I bookmarked this guestbook., noelia sex tape, 8(((,

  29. really great sites, thank you, carz the movie, swa,

  30. Excellent site. It was pleasant to me., my greek kitchen, %DD,

  31. Excellent site. It was pleasant to me., net call free information, hrzfmq,

  32. Where it is possible to buy the, granny sex, 803,

  33. Give somebody the to a site about the, interracial sex, :]],

  34. Is it so important?,

  35. unfccc features hydrocodone compliance temperature clomid online treaty fioricet

  36. we offer best price of ghd hair straighteners, the popular serial is ghd styler, you will enjoy over 50% discount if you buy a piece of ghd dark .

  37. Excellent site. It was pleasant to me., buy phentermine, %-DD,