Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: public lands

15 lawmakers plotting to privatize America’s public lands

With the West already losing to development one football field's worth of natural areas every two and a half minutes, these shared lands are more important than ever.

After protests, Republicans pull bill that would privatize public lands

Unfortunately we can’t take a lot of time to celebrate the victory, as Rep. Chaffetz has other plans for legislation that affects public lands.

Republicans move to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land

A bill introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz last week proposes to sell 3.3 million acres of federal land in 10 different states.

House quietly shifts federal policy making it easier to sell off...

"Public lands are worth far more than any short-term profits that these corporations will get."

5 Endangered Species Dependent on Public Lands for Survival

These are only five of the thousands of threatened and endangered species reliant on our nation's public lands.

‘Nail in the Coffin’: Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases...

"The only safe place for coal in the 21st century is deep underground—these reforms will help keep more of it there."

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I don’t for a minute believe that the Pew Trust is out to wipe away African-American voting rights; just the opposite, they are the quintessential do-gooders. They just don’t do any good.
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Corporate hypocrisy on racism

Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.
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As COVID-19 cases spike, epidemiologist warns ‘the road to an uncertain vaccine is paved...

We speak with Dr. Ali Khan, epidemiologist and the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about the Trump administration’s handling of the crisis and his hopes for a vaccine.

US corporations a driving force behind ‘unprecedented wave’ of global land privatization: Report

The U.S. in particular, the report says, is a "key player in an unfettered offensive to privatize land around the world."
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Noam Chomsky on Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response, WHO, China, Gaza and global capitalism

"This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump, and we’re in deep trouble."