5 Things to Know About Energy Regulations That Were Rescinded in 2018


| 11/13/2018 2:15:00 PM


 

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Regardless of a person's political leanings, it's difficult to argue the Trump administration has not had a significant impact on the environment.

Here are some of the most useful things to keep in mind about the energy policies that have been rolled back this year.

1. Oil Drilling Sites Can Become More Plentiful

At the beginning of 2018, the Trump administration reversed three policies related to oil drilling.



One allows hydraulic fracking to happen on federally protected lands or waters, and another overhauls safety regulations put in place by the Obama administration in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon crisis.

marys42
3/4/2019 10:34:45 AM

How can anyone with an average intelligence doubt that we are in trouble? Lets resist and make these changes temporary with new officials elected and soon to be elected. The tide will turn!


Bruce
3/4/2019 9:16:14 AM

As children we are taught at school, trees and other plants absorb CO2 from the air as they grow. Using energy from the sun, they turn the carbon captured from the CO2 molecules into building blocks for their trunks, branches and foliage. This is all part of the carbon cycle. The next part of the carbon cycle is usually overlooked - the plant dies and begins turning back into CO2. Some day we will build large carbon piles next to our cities, cover them over, inject methane producing bacteria and run generators off the collected gas. Some day we will heat our houses as we make biochar, which is active charcoal put in the ground to enhance plant growth. Making charcoal puts 1/2 the CO2 into the air and gives you 70 percent of the heat energy. Make more lumber and building materials are forms of carbon that can stay around for 100 years or more. A tree falling in a forest usually degrades in 10 years. Make more building materials. Store more food and necessities. The world average carbon footprint is 4000 pound of CO2. 10 percent of that would be a nicely stocked pantry and who will not use up 50 pounds of toilet paper, paper towels and napkins. Yes, climate change can be looked at as a hoax. Or climate change can be looked at as a reason to open up the forest, build present and future fuel supplies, or even as a reason to store more food. And the climate activist may do the jobs that would led to less CO2 in the air. All from using dead plant material and slowing it from turning into CO2 over time.


Dave
3/4/2019 7:52:40 AM

1. Man made climate change is a hoax to get more taxes paid to globalist. 2. The EPA is unconstitutional and should be abolished. 3. 2020 auto standards should be abolished so cars could be less expensive. 4. States can set their own policies and courts can protect citizens. 5. We can't trust the Federal Central Government to protect us. Too much corruption.




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