Comment Deadline 12/17 – Rule Change Loosening Methane Emissions Standards

The Administration is looking loosen rules for methane emissions released from oil and gas production. This new rule change would increase methane emissions into the atmosphere by 380,000 tons from 2019 to 2025. For more background on the change, see this article. See announcement here and use this >> THIS LINK << to leave a comment on … Continue reading Comment Deadline 12/17 – Rule Change Loosening Methane Emissions Standards

Comment Deadline 12/10 – Rule Change to Penalize Immigrants for “Public Charge”

A proposed new rule by the administration would penalize millions of tax-paying legal immigrants and their US citizen children for using benefits such as nutrition assistance and Medicaid. The proposed changes to the "public charge" rule would make it harder for legal immigrants to get permanent resident status or citizenship if they use specific services, tax credits or … Continue reading Comment Deadline 12/10 – Rule Change to Penalize Immigrants for “Public Charge”

Out of the mouths of babes

Deadline for public comments: December 10, 2018  What could be meaner than taking food out of the mouths of children? The latest assault from the Grinch Administration is a proposed regulation that would change how the government evaluates legal immigrants for green cards and visas. If this regulation takes effect, it could literally result in … Continue reading Out of the mouths of babes

Comment Deadline 11/23 – Oppose Zinke’s Request for Authority to Destroy Public Records

The Department of the Interior has sent National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) a massive "Request for Records Disposition Authority," i.e., permission to destroy old records. Interior’s request involves documents about oil and gas leases, mining, dams, wells, timber sales, marine conservation, fishing, endangered species, non-endangered species, critical habitats, land acquisition, and lots more. The … Continue reading Comment Deadline 11/23 – Oppose Zinke’s Request for Authority to Destroy Public Records

Comment Deadline Oct 31—Emissions standards for power plants

Once upon a time, there was an administration that protected its people from dangerous modern fire-breathing dragons. Then in August 2018, the big bad wolf/ogre/gremlin/current administration announced plans to undo Obama rules limiting harmful emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The plot: to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, and put in its place a wicked changeling, a … Continue reading Comment Deadline Oct 31—Emissions standards for power plants