In compliance with President Trump’s executive order seeking to reduce federal regulations, the U.S. Department of the Interior is inviting the public to pick which environmental and health safeguards to get rid of. That’s right, under the guise of “regulatory reform,” the agency says it will begin accepting public comments on which protections it should weaken or withdraw. According to an agency statement, the effort is intended “to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens on the American public.” Which makes us wonder—when is the last time citizens felt “burdened” by the government enforcing laws against polluters or protecting our national parks?
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