Trump goes further to stop the pollution restrictions. Where the hell was he when oil rigs were burning up polluting the oceans really badly? The Trump administration will overhaul safety-monitoring rules for off shore drilling. They are revising a pair of rules that were enacted in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill on the grounds that they are overly burdensome on the industry. Yup, filthy rich billionaires just want to be able to make more money at any expense. Rex Tillerson, our Secretary of State is a big shot from Exxon Oil. He wouldn’t mind taking advantage of the opportunity to make even more money from his industry. The problem with billionaires being in the countries’ law making position are so greedy and self- serving that they couldn’t even think of what their job is to do now. Their job now as America’s lawmakers is to PRESERVE AMERICA AND TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY and not for the best profits they can make. They were NOT elected to take advantage of America. They are raping our environment and stealing our natural resources with no restrictions for personal profiteering. Trump is even getting rid of the tax that would fund clean-up efforts if there is a disaster. It is a sweet time to be in the oil industry because everything is going your way.
Every governor on both coasts of this country expressed disapproval of the proposed new drilling rules. Without much fanfare, oil companies just received a tax break on New Year’s Day. Congressional Republicans ALLOWED a tax on oil companies that generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually for federal oil-spill response efforts to expire. The tax generated an average of $500 million dollars in federal revenue per year. Donald is making America bankrupt too as he did four times in his personal life. So will the average American see a lower price and lower taxes taken out of your gas prices at the pump? Probably not. The oil companies will probably just re-invest their profits back into their own companies and just make them bigger and more profitable. HOW DOES ANY OF THIS HELP AMERICANS AND OUR LAND AND OCEANS DONALD? Donald doesn’t help us at all!
It was the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that highlighted many of American’s concerns about the ruination of our waters and wildlife and our health. To safeguard ourselves Congress then established the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLET). Trump just ended it all. Recently there was an oil tanker that crashed and was on fire for a week in the South China Sea. It carried nearly a billion barrels of oil that was burning into the air and leaking into the sea. There will always be the potential for more oil disasters especially now that Trump is opening our national parks to oil production and cancelling the tax to have funds for oil disaster cleanups. It is no longer God Bless America. We are in God Help America mode.