Treachery Thursday

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Pump it into the sky until we all die.

Two major U.S. rules aimed at curbing corruption and pollution in the energy sector may be entirely wiped from the books by next week, after the Republican-led House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to repeal them.

The Senate is expected to take up repealing the rules, both of which were years in the making, as soon as Thursday.

Under the virtually untested Congressional Review Act, the Republican-led Congress can vote to permanently undo newly minted regulations. Agencies cannot revisit overturned regulations and timing in the law means any regulation enacted in the Obama administration’s final months are eligible for axing.

Required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “extraction rule” was approved this summer to require companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp to publicly state the taxes and other fees they pay to governments.

Exxon, and other major energy corporations, fought for years to keep the rule from seeing the light of day. After a series of legal battles the SEC in June 2016 finally completed the rule, which supporters say can help expose questionable financial ties U.S. companies may have with foreign governments.

@ REUTERS

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21 Responses to Treachery Thursday

  1. Den says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, if you ever wondered what Satan’s minions looked like, just examine the rich boy administration, if you like what you see, you also can count yourself as one of them, however if you are on the side of truth and real justice you need to fight to put those minions back where they belong, in Hell!

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Reading TNYT. The Donald is horrid.

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  3. Den says:

    Ahnold checks in after rich boy whines about his Apprentice TeeVee show ratings:

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just checked. No concert to miss tonight.

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  5. º¿carol says:

    What a day. The Trump shit just keep on coming. I don’t feel half as depressed though because little by little rational people are hitting back. It’s possible we won’t go the way of Nazi Germany after all.

    Trump claimed Iran attacked one of our Navy ships, Pentagon people popped up and said that it wasn’t true, it was a Saudi ship attacking a Yemeni ship. Something like that.

    He shows how little class he has at the National Prayer Breakfast and asks for prayers for his TV show, for Arnold. Arnold fired back and asked him if he wanted to trade jobs.

    Congress was setting up to see off some of our public lands and pulled out of it after a public backlash.

    I just got back from the Detroit Free Press, and while reading the comments on the article about the National Prayer Breakfast, I felt my heart soar. Whereas most of the people that post there are righwing nuts, there were very few of them, lefties made most of the comments. And every one of their comments got logs of likes. That made my day.

    Then there’s this:
    Twitter cannot believe Trump created a beef with Australia

    Doc, read the tweets. I guarantee you you’ll get quite a few chuckles out of them.

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  6. Den says:

    Rich boy is an asshole surrounded by other assholes, shit happens.

    I had to throttle back on my outrage, cardiologists orders. 😉

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  7. jimhitchcock says:

    The Real Mad Men of Advertising on Smithsonian Channel is great show. Carol, it repeats on Saturday starting at 10:00 AM.

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  8. Den says:

    Grounhog Day provided a shadow 😦

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