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He can undo some with a stroke of a pen. Others could stand or be modified. Some will take years of rule-making-

“Salazar to revisit recent Interior Department actions. The department’s new chief will review many of the energy and environmental decisions made in the waning days of the Bush administration.”  By Jim Tankersley. […]

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Article says he did the same as Bush did in 2001.

Obama halts all regulations pending review. Order goes out Tuesday afternoon, shortly after inauguration. AP in MSNBC.

This is what folks hoped for. Of course, this will only stop Bush regulations which are at a certain stage. How far back the order is […]

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Here is the whole dirty list-

Midnight Regulations. By Joaquin Sapien and Jesse Nankin, ProPublica .

This is depressisng to see, but they have to be dealth with.

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Will Obama act quickly to overturn Bush’s midnight regulations or replace them slowly with “deliberation?”

Obama will face Bush legacy on environment. By Jim Tankersley. Washington Bureau

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Some for sure. Final rules are very hard to undo short of congressional action or successful legal action-

Will Bush’s midnight rules be reversible? By Joaquin Sapien. Politico.

Undoing them is of the utmost importance.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey