Trump will be 'first president in history' to attend anti-abortion march

Pablo Tucker
January 24, 2020

Calling the change a "Dirty Water Rule", the Columbus-based Ohio Environmental Council said they'd put numerous Ohio waterways at risk, some of which are drinking water sources for Ohioans.

Republican members of Congress from OH who objected to the Obama rule said they were pleased with the change.

"This EPA's Wotus definition, which will limit federal water quality protections to a very small set of waters and wetlands, will result in the impairment of drinking water, fisheries, and flood control for communities throughout the U.S.". The final WOTUS rule will protect our nation's water and be implemented without confusion, which is welcome news for farmers. "This new rule will provide much needed clarity and regulatory certainty for companies that site and build infrastructure that delivers essential energy to America's communities", said Karen Harbert, chief executive of the American Gas Association. "His replacement on Thursday will complete the process, not only rolling back 2015 rules that guaranteed protections under the 1972 Clean Water Act to certain wetlands and streams that run intermittently or run temporarily underground, but also relieves landowners of the need to seek permits that the Environmental Protection Agency had considered on a case-by-case basis before the Obama rule". Wetlands not situated next to large rivers will also be excluded from protections. Such streams provide a majority of the water for some dry Western states, including New Mexico. Environmental groups called it a "major setback" for maintaining the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's waters. His expected attendance at the march comes on the heels of his return from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and as the Senate impeachment trial into his conduct regarding Ukraine is underway.

She also praised the efforts Trump and his administration have made in increasing legal protections for the unborn.

The Ohio director for The Nature Conservancy, Bill Stanley, said that redefining the streams protected under the Clean Water Act would affect nature's ability to manage rainfall and stormwater runoff.

"When we look into the eyes of a newborn child we see the beauty of the human soul and the majesty of God's creation, we know that every life has meaning and every life is worth protecting", the president said past year.

Trump, however, said his administration was fighting back against Roe by attempting to "dispel the concept of abortion as a fundamental human right". "But there are costs to the environment that will be borne by other Americans".

The administration's action "will allow wetlands, streams and rivers across a vast stretch of America to be obliterated with pollution", Hartl said, contending the rollback would speed extinction for dozens of endangered species.

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