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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 02:36 AM

What trump's agencies were doing during the pandemic

Hereís What Trumpís Environmental Agencies Were Doing During The Pandemic This Week

They approved pipelines and gold mines while attacking science as the death toll rises from the novel coronavirus and mass layoffs begin.

By Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris DíAngelo

The novel coronavirus pandemic tanked the stock market and sent jobless claims soaring to unprecedented levels this week, but did little to slow the White Houseís efforts to boost fossil fuel production and roll back environmental safeguards.

On Wednesday, as the U.S. death toll surpassed 100 and the virus spread to all 50 states, the Trump administration widened what critics call one of its most aggressive assaults on science, auctioned drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico and greenlit the expansion of a mine.

It started when the Environmental Protection Agency formalized its plans to expand on a controversial proposal to restrict the scientific research used to make regulations, broadening the scope to include non-regulatory divisions of the agency as well.

By the afternoon, the Interior Department wrapped up an auction to sell oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico, offering up some 78 million offshore acres ― an area roughly the size of New Mexico. It proved to be a bust, bringing in approximately $93 million for just shy of 400,000 acres, the smallest total for an offshore auction since 2016.

By the dayís end, the Interiorís Bureau of Land Management approved a nearly 500-acre expansion of a gold and silver mine on public lands near Bullhead City, Arizona.


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Hermit-The-Prog Mar 22 OP
scarletwoman Mar 22 #1
yonder Mar 22 #2
secondwind Mar 22 #3
diva77 Mar 22 #4
sprinkleeninow Mar 22 #5
TeamPooka Mar 22 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 22 #12
Raine Mar 22 #7
Lady_Chat Mar 22 #8
N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 22 #9
sakabatou Mar 22 #10
Dark n Stormy Knight Mar 22 #11

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 02:51 AM

1. K&R for more visibility. (nt)

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 02:55 AM

2. Same as #1 above. Kickin'

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 03:09 AM

3. K&R!!!

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 04:23 AM

4. K&R for exposure

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 04:39 AM

5. Kicking and recommending. n/t

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 04:45 AM

6. smart to auction oil and gas leases in the middle of a Russian/Saudi oil price war? No.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:57 PM

12. But he says he's a businessman!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 04:47 AM

7. "Never let a crisis go to waste"

words they live by apparently.

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:23 AM

8. K&R

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:23 AM

10. Profits before people

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:14 AM

11. The Shock Doctrine was an instruction manual

for these R sociopaths.

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