Trump’s EPA allowing cities to dump more raw sewage in rivers.

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    The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting them delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems, according to interviews with local officials, water utilities and their lobbyists.


    E.P.A. Is Letting Cities Dump More Raw Sewage Into Rivers for Years to Come


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    Trump’s EPA is allowing this change because Trump supporters seemingly want more raw sewage in their rivers and waterways.

    Trump supporter mantra: all environmental regulations bad.

    Here is the consequence of that ignorance.
     
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    I am sure states have laws against that. If not, they should.
    Its always good to roll back federal power when they stole it to begin with.
     
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    The EPA roll back speaks for itself. It is expensive to update the infrastructure however there are others ways of dealing with sewer systems than allowing more raw sewage into our waterways.
     
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    The federal govt doesnt have that power.
    States do.
    Good on them for easing regulations. Maybe next they will abolish the unconstitutional EPA ;)
     
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    Lol misleading post,, do you not trust Americans? Any evidence they are dumping AFTER this ruling?
     
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    Why is the EPA responsible for what cities do with their waste? Shouldn’t you be screaming about these cities and states that are actually doing this? The EPA does not own sewage processing plants, cities do, so why not hold them accountable?
     
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    The rule changes are just coming into effect.
     
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    Last I looked waterways, rivers and lakes do not respect state borders. The federal government has to be involved.
     
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    This is about rules regarding combined sewer overflows, and a lot of the cities getting relief from this are democrat controlled, large old urban centers. They will still have to upgrade their systems, but they will have more time and flexibility to meet the requirements, not ignore the requirements.

    I work in wastewater engineering, so I know more about this than you do.
     
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    Nice plagiarism there.

     
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