While You Were Masked
While we're dealing with the pandemic, worried about health, family, and finances, the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to dismantle environmental protections. At last count, more than 75 rollbacks were moving forward that will adversely affect the health of Americans and our public lands.
Leasing of public lands to oil, gas, coal, and mining interests is on the rise—at bargain basement prices. While public lands are closed to visitation, the doors are open wide for drilling on hundreds of thousands of acres. Even with the oil glut, the pace continues to accelerate.
There are plans to resurrect uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park and Bears Ears National Monument, fast track copper-sulfide mining near Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and other efforts to chip away at the Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts to boost industrial pillage on public lands.
Adding insult to injury, there’s been no extension on public comment periods on many of these proposals while the country is crippled by the effects of the pandemic.
These examples are just the tip of the iceberg!
It’s time to call an end to this deliberate destruction and urge our elected officials to put substantial pressure on the Trump Administration to STOP the rollbacks.