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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:55 AM

Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction in protected land in US history

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/31/health/protected-land-conservation-study/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-05-31T20%3A29%3A07&utm_term=link

(CNN)The Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction in the boundaries of protected land in US history according to a new study.

The study, one of the most comprehensive to date, was published Friday in the journal Science.
The study noted that in 2017, the Trump administration enacted two of the largest downsizes of protected lands in US history; Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah lost 51% of its protected land and Bears Ears lost 85%. With those actions, land twice the size of Rhode Island came out of protection.

The changes enabled mining and oil and gas development, the study said. These decisions are currently under litigation, according to the study, but the US government has identified nine other National Monuments in the United States for downgrading or downsizing.

"The Bureau of Land Management has not seen the study and cannot comment on its specific conclusions regarding biodiversity or boundary modifications," according to a statement from US Department of the Interior spokeswoman Molly Block. "The BLM manages the lands within and modified from the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monument boundaries according to laws, policies, and regulations that specifically protect cultural and natural resources."

Land protection rollbacks worldwide

Researchers also identified an "alarming" acceleration in efforts to roll back laws that were meant to protect land and water, not just in the United States, but all around the world.

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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:59 AM

1. Why do republicans hate America?

Everyone wants to know.

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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 07:05 AM

2. Fire sale on every Americans' publicly owned land.

Destroying everything that's best and most beautiful in the nation. His commie master putin is pleased.

So are his nazi backers in the extractions industries.

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