Friday, December 5, 2008

Bush's mad rush to destroy American waterways

A flurry of activity by the lame-duck Bush administration provides fresh examples of the truth of my favorite Jim Hightower quote.
Yesterday, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a new guidance document to clarify how many of the nation's waterways will not, for Clean Water Act purposes, be protected....
The day before, the Administration approved new rules that would legalize the practice of dumping mining waste from coal mining into streams....
Factory feedlots will also benefit from a last-minute Bush rule -- 15,000 of them would be issued a get-out-jail-free pass saying they don't have to comply with the Clean Water Act as long as they promise they won't pollute.

How much more can this imbecile wreck in the 46 days remaining to him?