Is Trump a barbarian or speeding up time for projects like highways & pipelines?

Below is a list of 20 plus ‘quality of life’ programs which supposedly [per Facebook, Vickie W]  President Trump  totally “killed”.   Really? Click link  and see programs and current status of some  So,  Not so.   

The  programs  supposedly “killed”  include the National Enviornmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Act, Clean Air Act, Noise Control Act, Farmlands Protection Act, Coastal Zone Management Act and Natiional Wildlife Refuge Act.

So  — is Trump some ‘barbarian’ who hates all sorts of things that make America have better quality of life with safe water, birds that migrate, farms protected and wildlife taken care of ?

Yes different people disagree.

Yes — Trump is making changes.  Major changes.    That’s clear. The MAJOR change is change of laws to speed up infra structure projects.  To whit:

July 15 (UPI) —” President Donald Trump on Wednesday made sweeping changes to a pivotal environmental law, limiting public review of federal infrastructure projects to speed up approval for projects such as highways and pipelines.

“Speaking at a UPS facility in Atlanta, Trump announced that his administration had completed a “top to bottom overhaul” of the National Environmental Policy Act, issuing a final rule he said would save hundreds of millions of dollars over a decade by reducing the time to complete reviews of infrastructure projects.

“For decades the single biggest obstacle to building a modern transportation system has been the mountains and mountains of bureaucratic red tape in Washington, D.C.,” Trump said. “All of that ends today.”

The final rule would establish a two-year limit to finish impact statements and a one-year limit for environmental assessments, according to the White House.”

Below is the list of supposedly totally “killed” by Trump  programs supplied on Facebook by Vickie W.    Best I can see, Trump is trying to change the regulatory process which used to mean getting permits for a highway could take more than 10 years ….    Time for change?   written by Cameron Jackson  jaj48@aol.com

Power tends to corrupt, absolutely [criminalize plastic straws]

“We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives” says Santa Barbara politician

No Straw Man Here: The Mask Slips in Santa Barbara

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 08:52 AM PDT

(Steven Hayward)A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara’s recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days. During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked “what’s next?”:

“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”

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Firenze Sage opines:   This bozo [Jesse Dominquez]  got 1100 votes in his district and now wants to control the world based on the bogus “research of a nine year old.