Trump Wants to Destroy National Parks, Native American Land in the Worst Possible Way!

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Credit: Governor Rick Perry

Big Oil is celebrating Donald Trump’s victory – because really, it’s their victory.

We’ve already seen Trump appoint an oil billionaire for Secretary of State, and he clear ties to Russia, which has deep interests in mining the Arctic for oil; but now, America’s public lands are under threat.

Trump has said he’d call for more oil drilling in our national parks, opening federal lands for energy development. Energy companies, industries lobbyists and others are hoping for new federal drilling and mining leases.

American lands have massive stores of oil, natural gas, coal and uranium – but underneath national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, and tribal lands.

Trump’s campaign promised to “unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves.” (There’s no such thing as “clean coal.”)

Trump also wants to privatize Native American reservations, which apparently are atop 20% of the nation’s oil, coal and gas reserves – worth nearly $1.5 trillion.

Needless to say, using all these natural energy reserves would lead to huge carbon releases, causing increased global warming and other climate change. It would also cause huge habitat destruction, loss of family homes, and of course pollution.

We’ve got to make sure we keep an eye on what the Trump administration wants to do and stand strong. Seems like “Drill, Baby, Drill” has returned.

Shaw has written for USA Today, CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor's Health Task Force. She acts and models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.

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  1. This idea about the parks national momomets, has got to be a idea pushed by his millionaires and billionaires friends asa way to get their hands on these properties, once these properties are in the hands of the states these rich or political people can then pressured the state s that it would be in the state best interest to sell these properties, since the state would not have to fund the upkeep and they could use the money from the sale of these properties, to fund more important state needs. What a brilliant idea, you could sell this idea to most of trump backers, hell he sold them the idea that he would be a great USA (KING) didn’t he

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