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One Planet: The Trump Administration's Rapid Expansion Of Drilling And Mining On Public Lands

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the Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons....

 On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the Trump administration’s policy to drastically increase oil and gas production and other commercial developments on protected lands across the country – from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, to the red rock country of Utah, to pristine wild places in California.

How is the Trump administration reshaping federal land management policies? 

Guests:

Jim Robbins, veteran journalist and author of The Wonder of Birds: What they Tell Us about the World, Ourselves and a Better Future

Clare Lakewood, senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity 

Web Resources:

Yale 360: Open for Business: The Trump Revolution on America’s Public Lands

Propublica: Inside the Trump Administration’s Chaotic Dismantling of the Federal Land Agency

Center for Biological Diversity: Trump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Oil Drilling

LA Times: Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting oil and gas development