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Top US student loans official resigns over 'open hostility' from White House | US news | The Guardian
“You have used the bureau to serve the wishes of the most powerful financial companies in America,” Frotman wrote, addressing his letter to Mulvaney. “The damage you have done to the bureau betrays these families and sacrifices the financial futures of millions of Americans in communities across the country.” [...] The student loan office is not alone. Under Mulvaney, the bureau has scaled back its enforcement work and has proposed revising or rescinding all of the rules and regulations it put into place under the Obama administration.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  swamp  Brexit  self-regulation  regulation  deregulation  regulators  oversight  corruption  revolving  door 
11 weeks ago by asterisk2a
A fierce opponent of the Endangered Species Act is picked to oversee Interior’s wildlife policy - The Washington Post
As Texas comptroller, Susan Combs compared endangered species listings to “incoming Scud missiles” that should be shot down. She said a threatened state songbird was a danger to military readiness.
trump  corruption  swamp 
april 2018 by daniel.zappala
US Utilities Find Water Pollution at Coal Ash Dumps | Virginia News | US News
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Major utilities are finding evidence of groundwater contamination at coal-burning power plants across the U.S. where landfills and man-made ponds have been used for decades as dumping grounds for coal ash.
trump  epa  environment  swamp 
march 2018 by daniel.zappala

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