The End is Nigh

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the Obama administration has unveiled new regulations for mountaintop removal mining and the pollution of streams and water sources.

The proposed rule, which is now subject to a 60-day public comment period, will protect about 6,500 miles of streams across the U.S. from the impacts of coal mining, according to the Interior Department. Up until now, mining companies had been operating under rules that were written in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, it appears that congressional Republicans knew about the fake fetus body parts video weeks ago but they timed their outrage with the public release of the deceptively edited video.

  • captkurt

    Well, yes, the rules may have been written in the 1980’s, but they did carry a prohibition on dumping mine waste into rivers and streams. It was W’s administration that f’d the environment on this one. Bush’s Interior Department quietly changed the definition of certain ‘mine waste’ to ‘fill’. Once it was called fill instead of mine waste, mining operations were free to dump away into rivers and streams.