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LONG-STANDING CONCERN IN CIRCLES, WATER REGULATION.
CIRCLES, WATER REGULATION. NBC POLITICAL REPORTER ALLEN
NBC POLITICAL REPORTER ALLEN SMITH
SMITH SMITH EXPLAINS.
SMITH EXPLAINS. >> Reporter: IN DECEMBER
>> Reporter: IN DECEMBER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP RAISED
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP RAISED EYEBROWS WHEN HE TOLD REPORTERS
EYEBROWS WHEN HE TOLD REPORTERS HE HAD ORDERED HIS EPA TO
HE HAD ORDERED HIS EPA TO STRONGLY LOOK INTO SINKS,
STRONGLY LOOK INTO SINKS, SHOWERS, QUOTE, OTHER ELEMENTS.
SHOWERS, QUOTE, OTHER ELEMENTS. >> THE BATHROOM.
>> THE BATHROOM. YOU TURN THE FAUCET ON AND AREAS
YOU TURN THE FAUCET ON AND AREAS WHERE THERE'S TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS
WHERE THERE'S TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER, WHERE THE WATER RUSHES
OF WATER, WHERE THE WATER RUSHES OUT TO SEA BECAUSE YOU COULD
OUT TO SEA BECAUSE YOU COULD NEVER HANDLE IT AND YOU DON'T
NEVER HANDLE IT AND YOU DON'T GET ANY WATER.
GET ANY WATER. THEY TAKE A SHOWER, WATER COMES
THEY TAKE A SHOWER, WATER COMES DRIPPING OUT.
DRIPPING OUT. IT'S DRIPPING OUT VERY QUIETLY
IT'S DRIPPING OUT VERY QUIETLY DRIPPING OUT.
DRIPPING OUT. SO EPA IS LOOKING AT THAT VERY
SO EPA IS LOOKING AT THAT VERY STRONGLY.
STRONGLY. AT MY SUGGESTION.
AT MY SUGGESTION. >> Reporter: NOW, THESE
>> Reporter: NOW, THESE COMMENTS, THEY DREW A LOT OF
COMMENTS, THEY DREW A LOT OF ATTENTION ONLINE.
ATTENTION ONLINE. SOME FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SIMPLY
SOME FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SIMPLY ENTERTAINED THAT THE PRESIDENT
ENTERTAINED THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING ABOUT THIS AND
WAS SPEAKING ABOUT THIS AND OTHERS WHO WERE SOMEWHAT
OTHERS WHO WERE SOMEWHAT SURPRISED AT WHAT HAD BROUGHT
SURPRISED AT WHAT HAD BROUGHT THIS TO THE PRESIDENT'S
THIS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION.
ATTENTION. WHY HE WAS FOCUSING ON IT,
WHY HE WAS FOCUSING ON IT, PARTICULARLY AS THIS
PARTICULARLY AS THIS HIGH-PROFILE IMPEACHMENT
HIGH-PROFILE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION WAS ONGOING.
INVESTIGATION WAS ONGOING. >> YOU OPEN IT UP --
>> YOU OPEN IT UP -- >> Reporter: NOW AT A RALLY JUST
>> Reporter: NOW AT A RALLY JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER,
A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER, ACTUALLY THE EXACT RALLY THAT
ACTUALLY THE EXACT RALLY THAT TOOK PLACE MOMENTS AFTER THE
TOOK PLACE MOMENTS AFTER THE HOUSE FORMALLY VOTED TO IMPEACH
HOUSE FORMALLY VOTED TO IMPEACH HIM, THE PRESIDENT WENT ON A
HIM, THE PRESIDENT WENT ON A MUCH MORE EXTENDED RANT ABOUT
MUCH MORE EXTENDED RANT ABOUT THIS TOPIC.
THIS TOPIC. >> YOU REMEMBER THE DISHWASHER,
>> YOU REMEMBER THE DISHWASHER, YOU PRESS IT, BOOM, THERE'D BE
YOU PRESS IT, BOOM, THERE'D BE LIKE AN EXPLOSION.
LIKE AN EXPLOSION. FIVE MINUTES LATER, YOU OPEN IT
FIVE MINUTES LATER, YOU OPEN IT UP, THE STEAM POURS OUT.
UP, THE STEAM POURS OUT. NOW YOU PRESS IT 12 TIMES.
NOW YOU PRESS IT 12 TIMES. WOMEN TELL ME, AGAIN, YOU KNOW,
WOMEN TELL ME, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THEY GIVE YOU FOUR DROPS OF
THEY GIVE YOU FOUR DROPS OF WATER.
WATER. >> Reporter: THE REALITY IS
>> Reporter: THE REALITY IS THERE IS AN UNDERPINNING TO THIS
THERE IS AN UNDERPINNING TO THIS ARGUMENT AND IT'S BEEN A
ARGUMENT AND IT'S BEEN A LIBERTARIAN WAR THAT HAS GONE ON
LIBERTARIAN WAR THAT HAS GONE ON FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS NOW.
FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS NOW. WHILE THE PRESIDENT ISN'T QUITE
WHILE THE PRESIDENT ISN'T QUITE SO ELOQUENT IN DISCUSSING THE
SO ELOQUENT IN DISCUSSING THE TOPIC, HE IS TALKING ABOUT WATER
TOPIC, HE IS TALKING ABOUT WATER REGULATIONS THAT WERE SIGNED
REGULATIONS THAT WERE SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENTS GEORGE H.
INTO LAW BY PRESIDENTS GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND PRESIDENT CLINTON IN
W. BUSH AND PRESIDENT CLINTON IN THE EARLY '90s THAT LIMIT HOW
THE EARLY '90s THAT LIMIT HOW MUCH WATER CAN BE USED IN NEW
MUCH WATER CAN BE USED IN NEW TOILETS, COMING OUT OF FAUCET
TOILETS, COMING OUT OF FAUCET HEADS BOTH FOR SHOWERS AND SINKS
HEADS BOTH FOR SHOWERS AND SINKS AND LIBERTARIANS HAVE ARGUED
AND LIBERTARIANS HAVE ARGUED THAT THESE REGULATIONS CAUSE THE
THAT THESE REGULATIONS CAUSE THE PRODUCTS TO BE VIRTUALLY
PRODUCTS TO BE VIRTUALLY UNUSABLE, THAT NO WATER ISLE TO
UNUSABLE, THAT NO WATER ISLE TO COMING OUT AND USERS ARE
COMING OUT AND USERS ARE FRUSTRATED AND HAVE TO USE THE
FRUSTRATED AND HAVE TO USE THE SHOWER OR FLUSH THE TOILET
SHOWER OR FLUSH THE TOILET MULTIPLE TIMES, THEREFORE
MULTIPLE TIMES, THEREFORE ELIMINATING THE INTENDED
ELIMINATING THE INTENDED ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT, THE WATER
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT, THE WATER CONSERVATION BENEFIT, OF THOSE
CONSERVATION BENEFIT, OF THOSE REGULATIONS.
REGULATIONS. NOW, OF COURSE,
NOW, OF COURSE, ENVIRONMENTALISTS DISAGREE WITH
ENVIRONMENTALISTS DISAGREE WITH THAT PREMISE ENTIRELY AND THEY
THAT PREMISE ENTIRELY AND THEY SAY WHAT THE PRESIDENT AND SOME
SAY WHAT THE PRESIDENT AND SOME OF HIS LIBERTARIAN-MINDED
OF HIS LIBERTARIAN-MINDED BACKERS BELIEVE WITH REGARD TO
BACKERS BELIEVE WITH REGARD TO THIS IS JUST UTTER NONSENSE.
THIS IS JUST UTTER NONSENSE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO FLUSH THE
YOU DON'T HAVE TO FLUSH THE TOILET TEN TIMES, EVEN AS SOME
TOILET TEN TIMES, EVEN AS SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS
OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS WILL ADMIT AND DISHWASHERS ARE
WILL ADMIT AND DISHWASHERS ARE WORKING JUST FINE.
WORKING JUST FINE. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LAST
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LAST YEAR HELD AN OPEN PETITION TO
YEAR HELD AN OPEN PETITION TO TAKE COMPLAINTS REGARDING
TAKE COMPLAINTS REGARDING DISHWASHER PERFORMANCE AND THE
DISHWASHER PERFORMANCE AND THE GOAL IS, THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT
GOAL IS, THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT HAS HINTED AT, IS CREATING A NEW
HAS HINTED AT, IS CREATING A NEW CLASS OF DISHWASHERS TO
CLASS OF DISHWASHERS TO CIRCUMVENT SOME OF THE EXISTING
CIRCUMVENT SOME OF THE EXISTING STANDARDS FOR THOSE APPLIANCES.
STANDARDS FOR THOSE APPLIANCES. THEY HAVEN'T SAID WHETHER THAT'S
THEY HAVEN'T SAID WHETHER THAT'S SOMETHING THEY'RE GOING TO DO,
SOMETHING THEY'RE GOING TO DO, BUT THEY HAVE SAID THAT THEY'RE
BUT THEY HAVE SAID THAT THEY'RE UNDERTAKING A REVIEW OF THOSE
UNDERTAKING A REVIEW OF THOSE ITEMS AS THE PRESIDENT HAD
ITEMS AS THE PRESIDENT HAD HINTED TO LAST MONTH.
GOAL IS THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT
GOAL IS THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT HAS HINTED AT IS CREATING A NEW
HAS HINTED AT IS CREATING A NEW CLASS OF DISHWASHERS TO
CLASS OF DISHWASHERS TO CIRCUMVENT SOME OF THE EXISTING
CIRCUMVENT SOME OF THE EXISTING STANDARDS FOR THOSE APPLIANCES.
STANDARDS FOR THOSE APPLIANCES. THEY HAVEN'T SAID WHETHER THAT'S
THEY HAVEN'T SAID WHETHER THAT'S SOMETHING THEY'RE GOING TO DO,
SOMETHING THEY'RE GOING TO DO, BUT THEY HAVE SAID THAT THEY'RE
BUT THEY HAVE SAID THAT THEY'RE UNDERTAKING A REVIEW OF THOSE
UNDERTAKING A REVIEW OF THOSE ITEMS AS THE PRESIDENT HAD
ITEMS AS THE PRESIDENT HAD HINTED TO LAST MONTH.
HINTED TO LAST MONTH. AND ON ONE LAST NIGHT, ONE OF
AND ON ONE LAST NIGHT, ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S BIGGER
THE PRESIDENT'S BIGGER SUPPORTERS IN THE SENATE, RAND
SUPPORTERS IN THE SENATE, RAND PAUL, TEN YEARS AGO HE FAMOUSLY
PAUL, TEN YEARS AGO HE FAMOUSLY LAMENTED AT A HEARING, GRILLING
LAMENTED AT A HEARING, GRILLING A TOP OBAMA ENERGY DEPARTMENT
A TOP OBAMA ENERGY DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL THAT THEY HAD NO RIGHT
OFFICIAL THAT THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO TELL HIM WHAT PRODUCTS HE
TO TELL HIM WHAT PRODUCTS HE COULD INSTALL IN HIS BATHROOM
COULD INSTALL IN HIS BATHROOM AND THAT HONESTLY, THE TOILETS
AND THAT HONESTLY, THE TOILETS IN HIS HOME DON'T EVEN WORK.
IN HIS HOME DON'T EVEN WORK. SO THE LINE OF THOUGHT THAT THE
SO THE LINE OF THOUGHT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING TO AT A
PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING TO AT A COUPLE OF MOMENTS IN THE LAST
COUPLE OF MOMENTS IN THE LAST MONTH WAS ONE THAT RAND PAUL
MONTH WAS ONE THAT RAND PAUL HIMSELF HAD MENTIONED ALMOST TEN
HIMSELF HAD MENTIONED ALMOST TEN FULL YEARS AGO AT THIS POINT.
FULL YEARS AGO AT THIS POINT. SENATOR PAUL'S OFFICE DECLINED
SENATOR PAUL'S OFFICE DECLINED TO MAKE HIM AVAILABLE TO SPEAK
TO MAKE HIM AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH ME FOR A STORY ON THIS
WITH ME FOR A STORY ON THIS SUBJECT, BUT SOURCES I DID SPEAK
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