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December 20, 2008

Midnight Regulations: Not just for HHS Anymore

Though Bush had done enough damage with the Amish Busdriver Rule (h/t Rachel Maddow), barring hospitals from booting workers who refuse on religious grounds to to the jobs they were hired to do? Well, there’s more. Cara at Feministe has a whole round-up of other on-the-table changes, including gutting the endangered species act, allowing coal mines to dump into rivers, upping logging, fucking up family medical leave, allowing more domestic spying, and paring back limits on lead and other pollutants.

This is fucking bad, folks.



  1. I’m pretty sure Obama is watching this all and thinking “lol wat.”

    Additionally, I don’t know if this makes me selfish, but the part that worries me most is still the first thing. My pharmacy could just decide “lol be gone tranny” and I’d be out some HRT.

    Comment by Emily — December 21, 2008 @ 7:09 am

  2. The HHS thing has been getting a lot of well-deserved press–it’s the mostl likely on the list to result in someone dying in a direct, dramatic and blame-albe way. I think it’s also one of the more likely to get actually overturned. Some blogger who I’d credit if I could remember correctly recently suggested that that one in particular is one Bush knows may get overturned, and as such it’s biggest impact will be to force Obama to piss off the religious right within moments of taking office.

    Comment by Ethan — December 22, 2008 @ 12:50 am

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