Published: Fri, January 24, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

History: Trump to Be First President to Attend March For Life Rally

History: Trump to Be First President to Attend March For Life Rally

Many in the pro-life movement consider Trump to be the most pro-life president in USA history.

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue called Trump's move "an act of desperation, plain and simple", accusing him of "turning to deception and disinformation about abortion to gin up a vocal and extreme minority as he faces the escalating reality that his presidency is crumbling around him".

The changes had been sought by industry, developers and farmers, but opposed by environmental advocates and public health officials.

"The goal of the Trump administration rollback is to reduce the obligations of farmers, ranchers, and other landowners in their requirements to protect water quality in the United States", said Catherine Kling, an environmental economist at Cornell University.

EPA head Andrew Wheeler told reporters Thursday that states were still free to step in with state protections of newly vulnerable waterways if they chose. "This is not just undoing the Obama rule".

"This is the darkest day in the 50-year history of the Clean Water Act", said Hartl. "People and wildlife need clean water to thrive". Destroying half of our nation's streams and wetlands will be one of Trump's ugliest legacies.

The administration says the changes would allow farmers to plow their fields without fear of unintentionally straying over the banks of a federally protected dry creek, bog or ditch.

'Doomsday Clock' closest to midnight in its 73-year history
The closest the Doomsday Clock has ever been to midnight is in 2020, when its hands were moved to 100 seconds to midnight. The clock was introduced in 1967 and is a symbolic representation of how close humanity is to destroying civilization.

Most of his tweeting that day was dedicated to plugging his reality television show.

Clean water protections strengthened under the Obama administration have always been targeted by Donald Trump, who has called it a "very destructive and terrible rule".

"President Trump's lawyers stood in the Senate on Tuesday arguing that documents are totally unnecessary for the impeachment trial, but these documents give lie to that entire position", American Oversight's executive director Austin Evers said, according to Axios.

The final rule will be published in the Federal Register in the next few days and become effective 60 days after that. We'll let you know if there are any legal challenges.

Chiefs of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the new rule before appearing at a builders' convention in Las Vegas.

Opponents of the new rules say they are risky especially at a time when there are more pollutants in the water. It's one of 10 locations where EPA will be announcing the changes today.

"This will be the biggest loss of clean water protection the country has ever seen", Blan Holman, an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, said in a statement.

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