Swamp Things: More Than 50% of President Trump’s Nominees Have Ties to the Industries They’re Supposed to Regulate

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Swamp Things: More Than 50% of President Trump’s Nominees Have Ties to the Industries They’re Supposed to Regulate

Post by Didge on Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:51 am

In August 2016, energy consultant Steven Gardner gave a presentation to the trade group Professional Engineers in Mining (PDF). In it, he hammered the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for what he said was a highly flawed regulatory process behind the office’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation designed to prevent water pollution near coal production sites. Gardner’s firm, ECSI LLC, had been retained by a coal industry trade group “to conduct a comprehensive critical review of the proposed rule,” which it opposed.


Gardner ended his August 2016 presentation with a slide asking, “What’s next?” that featured a photo of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Contrary to the slide’s projection, Donald Trump prevailed and ended up signing legislation rolling back the Stream Protection Rule.




https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-pledged-to-drain-the-swamp-instead-he-filled-it-with-industry-sharks

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Re: Swamp Things: More Than 50% of President Trump’s Nominees Have Ties to the Industries They’re Supposed to Regulate

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:21 pm



The very essence of the Trump Administration was clearly shown right from its' inception,  by the type of people they appointed to various sensitive portfolios...

In charge of environmental protection, they have a pro-industry, anti-science evangelist corporate shill, former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt;

While heading education they have Betsy DeVos, a stupid and poorly-educated thickhead, whose sole qualifications for that post seems to be that she is a billionaire heiress who has donated $$millions$$ to the Repub's Trump campaigns..

So it shoudn't surprise anybody that they are now appointing industry lobbyists and lawyers to various departmental positions within the EPA, Agriculture, Defence, Education, et al.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:08 pm

quite right Wolf.

only delusional people could not see that Trump has vastly increased the scope of the swamp.

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