Since being elected President, one of Trump’s top priorities has been to reverse failed Obama-era regulations.
With a few exceptions, Obama has kept quiet when this has happened.
But Obama is sure to do everything he can to stop Trump from reversing one of his major policies.
The legacy of former President Barack Obama is one of increased taxes, burdensome regulations, and historic job loss.
Since Donald Trump has taken office, he has lowered taxes, reversed burdensome regulations, and presided over the lowest unemployment rate since 2000.
Despite this, many liberals still try to stop everything he does for the sole reason that he’s Donald Trump.
Obama has been no different.
Despite keeping his mouth shut much of the time, there have been multiple occasions that he has left the sidelines to try to stop Trump’s agenda.
And if there is anything that will cause him to do that again it’s reversing Obama-era regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA is planning to better streamline their emergency procedures and save money by removing an Obama-era rule.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has already signed the new rule that would save the agency $88 million a year, while at the same time increasing emergency preparedness.
Despite everything pointing towards this move being a solid step in the right direction, left-wing groups are opposing the measure.
They believe the Obama-era measures, despite being more expensive and burdensome should stay in place.
But while liberals hate the policy change, the industry leaders who will be affected have largely praised the change.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“The Environmental Protection Agency intends to better streamline its emergency procedures and save money by retracting another Obama-era rule to the Risk Management Program.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signed the Proposed Risk Management Program Reconsideration Rule on Thursday, a proposal that would save the agency $88 million a year while improving emergency preparedness and assessment of potential security risks. With these changes, the EPA aims to correct risks with new information disclosure requirements and address concerns about unneeded regulations and regulatory costs.
“Accident prevention is a top priority at EPA, and this proposed rule will ensure proper emergency planning and continue the trend of fewer significant accidents involving chemicals,” Pruitt stated Thursday. “The rule proposes to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, address the concerns of stakeholders and emergency responders on the ground, and save Americans roughly $88 million a year.”
Numerous industry associations, believing the Obama-era rules were too onerous, have praised the EPA’s move.
“The EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule as proposed under the Obama Administration would have imposed significant new costs on industry without identifying or quantifying the safety benefits to be achieved through new requirements. NACD saw the Trump Administration’s delay last year in implementing this rule as a positive sign that these concerns would be addressed going forward,” said Eric Byer, National Association of Chemical Distributors president, in a statement released Thursday. “We believe that with EPA’s release today of a new proposed RMP rule, many of the concerns have been eliminated or addressed in a way that makes common sense. We look forward to reviewing the proposal in its entirety and submitting comments to the agency this summer.”
Barack Obama’s agenda is being unraveled every day.
From leaving the Paris Climate Accord and the Iran nuclear deal to stripping key parts of Obamacare, it is beginning to look like Obama was never in office.
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