Trump’s Silicon Valley fundraiser: salmon, Stanford — and silliness

Editor’s note: “President Trump held his first Silicon Valley fundraiser on Tuesday, at Sun co-founder Scott McNealy’s house,” as CNBC reported. “A giant inflatable baby Trump was not far behind. The details of the $1,000 to $50,000-per-plate event were held quite tightly by local GOP officials.” Here’s the press pool report:

“From: Brett Samuels
Date: September 17, 2019 at 2:34:44 PM PDT
Subject: Out of town pool report #7: Leaving fundraiser

“Motorcade is rolling from the fundraiser site at 2:32 p.m. local time.

The fundraiser remained closed press and pool did not get much of a view of the residence, which was located atop a hill.

Attendees were served salmon and vegetables, and pool spotted what appeared to be a golf hole in the backyard that featured a flag with a Stanford logo. At one point your pooler heard a cheer go up from the house, but it’s unclear why.

Your pooler will inquire with the White House for additional details.”

(Photo: NBC News Bay Area)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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  1. Follow this “old” list of Environmental Protection Agency regulations compiled by Bloomberg Environment staff to stay up-to-date on the regulations that Trump introduces, rescinds, or is in the process of overturning.


    Requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions leaks
    Rule that limits toxic emissions from industrial facilities
    Rule that prohibits hydrofluorocarbons as replacements for ozone-depleting compounds
    Proposed rule to reduce air pollutants from sewage treatment plants

    In the Process of Being Overturned

    The Clean Power Plan regulating carbon emissions from power plants. A replacement plan has been drafted
    Standards for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed power plants |
    Emissions rules for power plant startups, shutdowns, and malfunctions |
    Rules to allow methane leaks to go unrepaired during unscheduled or emergency shutdowns at oil and gas facilities and guidelines that reduce emissions from existing sources |
    Rules aimed at cutting landfill methane emissions |
    Air pollution permitting reviews are eased |
    Update to a rule that would reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas |
    Proposed amendments to rules on how refineries monitor pollution in surrounding communities |
    Changes to fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks made between 2020 and 2025 |
    Emissions standards for trailers and glider kits |

    In the Process of Being Overturned

    Suspended Waters of the U.S., also known as WOTUS, clarifying which waters are covered by the Clean Water Act |
    Delayed rule regulating toxic discharges from power plants into public waterways by two years |
    Proposed rule rolling back groundwater protections for certain uranium mines


    Proposed ban on chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide |
    Narrowed scope of a federal law requiring safety assessments for potentially toxic chemicals |
    Removed copper filter cake from the “hazardous waste” list.

    In the Process of Being Overturned

    Two programs that limit children’s exposure to lead paint |
    Rule aimed at improving safety at facilities that use hazardous chemicals |


    Proposed rule directing mines to prove they can pay to clean up future pollution |
    Federal rules regulating coal ash waste from power plants. States were granted oversight of the waste |

    In the Process of Being Overturned

    Limiting the studies used by the EPA for rulemaking to only those that make data publicly available |

    Fresh off moving to eviscerate lightbulb efficiency standards he thinks will make him look too orange and declaring war on the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, the Trump Administration is reportedly set to revoke California’s ability to regulate vehicle emissions. Swooping in to Save Us All From the Tyranny of Cleaner Cars That Use Less Gas.
    (note: aside from crazy- these all have one thing in common-Obama had his name on most of them)

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