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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:04 PM

Revealed: the full extent of Trump's 'meat cleaver' assault on US wilderness

Source: Guardian/US

After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show with more on the way.

While the US government is supposed to be an impartial arbiter of how public lands should be used, Trump has stacked the administration with former fossil-fuel lobbyists and conservative activists. Often, the department sells access to these lands at rock bottom prices and in places that are sacred to tribal communities, important to imperiled animals, and critical to prevent runaway climate change.

New research conducted by the Wilderness Society Action Fund, and shared with the Guardian, has found:

(Link shows extensive interactive maps)

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/oct/26/revealed-trump-public-lands-oil-drilling



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Reply Revealed: the full extent of Trump's 'meat cleaver' assault on US wilderness (Original post)
mysteryowl Oct 26 OP
ret5hd Oct 26 #1
Bayard Oct 27 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 26 #2
pfitz59 Oct 26 #3
burrowowl Oct 26 #4
Solly Mack Oct 27 #5
jeffreyi Oct 27 #6
SunSeeker Oct 27 #7
JohnnyRingo Oct 27 #8

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:16 PM

1. (Highly) Suggested Viewing:

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:59 AM

9. Bookmarking for later

Thanks

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:20 PM

2. tRump stole for today's billionaires from 7 generations of Americans who will follow (and more). nt

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:27 PM

3. It will take a generation to undo the damage

Trump has done in just 4 years.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:26 PM

4. Kick!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 12:15 AM

5. K&R

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 12:41 AM

6. A looting and plundering bloodbath.

As a public lands agency retiree, this stuff literally makes me feel sick in my gut.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:00 AM

7. K & R for exposure.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:49 AM

8. President Biden should immediately...

...approve dozens of oil derricks and windmills just off the coast at Mara Lago.

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