The Bush administration is using its last couple of months in office to push through suck-tastic regulations. Or rather, to loosen current regulations so our quality of life can decrease.
"The Bush administration is making a last-minute push to enact U.S. federal regulations that would ease rules designed to protect the public, observers said..
Included among the proposed changes are rules that would clear roadblocks to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking water standards and lift a major restriction on mountaintop coal mining, the Post said."
Yeah. We all want drinking water standards to be relaxed. I can to get a nice glass of crap.
At this point, I'm sure they don't even care if they come across as scary world-destroying villains. They can do whatever the fuck they want. They're at the end of their terms and don't need to be re-elected.
My favorite part is White House spokesperson Tony Fratto saying:
""And yes, we'd prefer our regulations stand for a very long time -- they're well reasoned and are being considered with the best interests of the nation in mind."
American--where we want to drink polluted water ever day. Right.