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One Planet: Public lands -- what's at stake under the Trump administration?

Apr 1, 2019

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the future of our public lands. Over the past few years, millions of acres have been auctioned off for oil and gas exploration.

The US Department of the Interior, which oversees all public lands, could potentially be led by David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and spokesperson for the oil and gas industry. Last week, Democrats grilled him during confirmation hearings. What would his confirmation mean for public lands?

Guests:

Elizabeth Shogren, science reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Sharon Buccino, director of the Land & Wildlife Program at The Natural Resources Defense Council

Web Resources:

NRDC

Reveal: Elizabeth Shrogen

The Washington Post: Bernhardt’s past lobbying casts shadow at interior secretary confirmation hearing

The Washington Post: Federal judge declares Trump’s push to open up Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling illegal