Tracking The Trump Administration

Many Marylanders and others have been calling, emailing and reaching out by all means available to express their thoughts about the actions being taken by the Trump Administration. I do not agree with President Trump on most topics and share those concerns.

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Trump Attack on Federal Workers and Public Servants

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Health Care

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Russian Provocations, Interference in U.S. Elections

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Nominations

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Trump Conflicts of Interest

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Foreign Relations

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Discriminatory or Dangerous Actions

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Immigration and Refugee Ban

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Social Justice & Civil Rights

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Climate Change & Clean Water

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Make Your Voice Heard

I encourage you to check these pages regularly for the latest news and actions. Together we will fight to keep our nation progressing forward. 

This proposed rule, entitled “The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks,” is proposing to freeze the fuel economy and vehicle greenhouse gas emissions tailpipe standards from model years (MYs) 2020-26.

According to the Trump Administration’s own analysis, the rule would result in more dangerous air pollution, with increasing levels of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, as well as mobile-source air toxics.

The proposal also announces the Trump Administration’s intent to prevent California from setting its state-level vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. Any other state can choose to adopt California’s more stringent standards. Fifteen states currently opt for the tougher rules, including Maryland.

Leave your comments here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283-0756

The Department of the Interior’s National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024, announced on January 4, 2018 would allow lease sales for offshore oil and gas drilling for over ninety-percent of the Outer Continental Shelf, including the Mid-Atlantic region. Senator Cardin has requested that Maryland be exempted from any new oil and gas leases as the Department takes steps to finalize the Plan. 

Submit comments on offshore drilling the used of ocean resources by the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program here.

In April, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a 60-day public scoping period to assist in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS in the Federal Register begins the implementation of provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Act) requiring the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the BLM, to establish and administer a competitive oil and gas program for the leasing, development, production, and transportation of oil and gas in and from the Coastal Plain area within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

Comments on scoping issues for the proposed Leasing EIS will be accepted through June 19, 2018, and can be sent online: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=152110

Public Scoping Meeting:

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=152113

Overview:

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-alaska-prepare-environmental-impact-statement-coastal-plain-oil-and-gas-leasing

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