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Trump seizes on pandemic to speed up opening of public lands to industry

30.04.2020
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Planned sale of land to fossil fuel, mining and and timber concerns mirrors rollback of Obama-era pollution regulationsThe Trump administration has ratcheted up its efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic to overhaul and overturn Obama-era environmental regulations and increase industry access to public lands.The secretary of the interior, David Bernhardt, has sped efforts to drill, mine and cut timber on fragile western landscapes. Meanwhile, the EPA, headed by the former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, has weakened critical environmental laws and announced in March that it would cease oversight of the nation's polluters during the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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