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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:54 AM

Lost lands? The American wilderness at risk in the Trump era

Source: The Guardian



Exclusive: a new study reveals the scale of how public lands are being opened up to the energy industry. The Guardian heard from three communities on the frontlines

by Charlotte Simmonds, Gloria Dickie and Jen Byers

Wed 5 Dec 2018 06.14 EST

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Two years after Trump came to power, a new study produced by the Wilderness Society, a not-for-profit organization advocating for the protection of public lands, and shared exclusively with the Guardian, reveals the full extent of his government’s efforts.

Key findings include:

13.6m acres onshore have been made available for leasing by the Trump administration, far more than in any two-year period under the Obama administration.

More than 153m acres of ecologically sensitive habitats – from the California desert to the Arctic national wildlife refuge – have seen conservation protections rolled back in some form.

More than 280,000,000 acres have been made available for offshore leasing in the Gulf of Mexico and along nearly 90% of the US coastline.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/05/american-wilderness-trump-energy-threat

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Blue_Tires Dec 5 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:08 AM

1. Disgusting.. more drilling, more exploration

when it should be decreasing. This is total insanity. We are doomed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:10 AM

2. Knock, knock, knock...

Hello..? It's so nice to see that the media is taking notice isn't it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:38 AM

3. It's funny how we never hear from the

"But Hillary would have been just as bad or worse!" Leftbros anymore...

They used to be *everywhere*, right? Did they go into exile or what??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:46 AM

4. Makes my stomach churn....

Mueller's investigation could go on forever if he starts looking at the kick-backs this horrid individual has been taking while in office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:08 AM

5. damn. I really hate that disgusting swampcreature

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