It is expected that the Trump administration will take its final steps this week in replacing Obama-era environmental legislation. Obama’s Clean Air Act was implemented to move the country away from coal and towards natural gas as well as renewal sources of energy.
However, critics of the act said it gave the Environmental Protection Agency too much power, that over stepped it’s remit. The Trump Administration are seeking to give power to the individual States to manage their energy policies in a way which will best suit that State’s individual needs.
President Trump’s Spiritual Advisor, Paula White, has said that “demonic Networks” have aligned themselves against the President.
In a prayer before the official start of the President’s re-election campaign she prayed: “Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus,”
Missouri’s Sen. Hawley has introduced legislation to protect university research being stolen by nations like China, Russia, and Iran. He has said that Universities have been long targeted by these nations in a bid to steal intellectual property and spy on research that has national security implications.
The legislation would require students to undergo screening before being allowed to participate in sensitive research.
Thursday saw two oil tankers- one Norwegian, the other Japanese- attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Crew members rescued from the Japanese vessel said, “that the ship was attacked by a flying object”. These fresh attacks come after four vessels were targeted a month ago.
The US have blamed Iran for the attacks, claims the Iranians deny. It is thought the Iranians are seeking to disrupt international shipping in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. US-Iranain relations have deteriorated recently. The US have sent an aircraft carrier in response to the heightened threat from Iran in the region.
Tennessee deceptive Grayson Fritts gave a sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church, where he is also a pastor, in which he said law enforcement and local government should make moves to arrest, convict, and “speedily” execute members of the LGBTQ community. He also said that he did not call on members of the church to act violently towards gay people, but that it was the responsibility of the government to act.
Fritts requested a county buyout offer and is currently on a sick leave from his position in law enforcement, and the matter is being investigated.
During a heated debate on abortion funding Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) said she was sick of “sex-starved” men voicing opinions on woman’s issues. Torres believes pro-life men should not have a voice in the abortion debate, as it is a solely a women issue. The outburst occurred during a debate on the spending bill relating to Title X funding.
Her remakes caused anger, and she was asked to withdraw them, which she agreed to do.
The Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County will soon see the largest cannabis farm in the world. After heavy lobbying from the marijuana industry the county has opened its doors to big business pot farms.
However, not everyone is happy with the development. Residents and wine producers are concerned about the smell the plants produce. And avocado farmers are concerned they will be held liable if spraying their crops taints near by cannabis crops.
Some also have questions about the way the county has legislated the industry. After the marijuana companies and their lobbying groups won every significant measure the companies wanted. Including tax on the operations being decided on gross revenue instead of licensed square footage. So far revenues have been far less that consultants had predicted.
Planned Parenthood, along with other organisations, have said they will sue the Trump administration over the conscience rule for abortions. The rule allows health care professionals to opt out of offering abortions on religious or moral grounds.