Posted by | November 22, 2008 00:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Wonk Room at Think Progress has the rundown on the changes Bush wants to make as he heads out the door.  These are initiatives that kick in in 60 days, and so it is difficult for a new president to reverse them if Bush approves them soon enough.


HEALTH CARE
– Cutting medicaid
– Allowing abortion denials for moral or religious objections

 

ENVIRONMENT
– Allowing mining near the Grand Canyon
– Discounting global warming when assessing species risks
– Weakening the Endangered Species Act
– Eliminating review of fishing regulations
– Allowing more emissions from power plants
– Opening protected land to energy development
– Allowing factory farms to self-regulate waste
– Altering solid waste definition

 

CIVIL LIBERTIES
– Allowing guns in national parks
– Allowing broader law-enforcement monitoring

 

LABOR
– Making it harder to take time off
– Allowing truckers to work 14 hour days

 

ADMINISTRATION
– Moving political appointees to permanent posts

 

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