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One Planet: Trump's Attack On Public Lands


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the Trump administration’s assault on US wilderness. The government has auctioned off millions of acres of public lands to the fossil fuel industry, including Bears Ears, an ancestral site of the Hopi people.

According to the Guardian, the Trump administration has leased 5.4 million acres of public lands to oil and gas companies. What will the Biden administration do to reverse this?


Jimmy Tobias, investigative reporter and contributing writer for The Guardian

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Revealed: the full extent of Trump's 'meat cleaver' assault on US wilderness

Huffington Post: Count On Biden To Restore The National Monuments Trump Trashed


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.