Is The Trump Administration Completely In Bed With The Fossil Fuel Industry?

How can conservatives whine about the deep state when the Trump administration is completely in bed with the fossil fuel industry?

Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is reportedly on the verge of shrinking the size of four national monuments.

He will also open up parts of these federally-protected areas to mining, logging, and drilling.

According to the New York Times, the Bear Ears National Monument in Utah will likely suffer the most under Zinke's plan.

"In recent days, Mr. Zinke had been considering a dramatic reduction to Bears Ears, to approximately 160,000 acres from 1.35 million, according to multiple people familiar with the process.

No president has ever reduced a monument by such a large amount."

Is there really any doubt at this point who this administration serves and why?


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synergos 5 years 29 weeks ago

No, Thom, there is no doubt whom the current administration serves. It is the same interests served by all the administrations since Reagan, and the same groups that would have been served by Hillary Clinton.

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ErinRose 5 years 29 weeks ago

The investment class has been sacking this country for decades and this is just a continuation of their policies and practices. Whether it be national monuments or Indian Treaty Lands or stadiums, or parks or commons land or churches or schools; stealing is stealing and that's what these Neo LibCons do. Obama did the same thing when he opened up the Tongass for logging with all of the trees, unhewn, going to China to be perfected into lumber that is then sold back to us as top dollar prices. Nothing new. These are "businessmen" doing business. This is the bill of goods they sold this country about "who would know better how to run a country than businessmen?" Well, we've seen the results of allowing this folly through the front door. Two or three decades ago, I went to visit my old grammar school and was shocked to see that it had been sold off to developers and then converted to condominiums. This is the rape and pillage of America. But, I'll say it again: America insists on sleeping on and on and on while we are being taken apart and reconfigured for human slavery via RFID chips, digital (bitcoin) easily controllable money, lies (MSM), and what is rapidly becoming an insurmountable class divide. Sleep on, America. The worst is still to come!

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Congagal 5 years 29 weeks ago

This is beyond the pale!! With Trump"s focused revenge on Obama and, to obliterate the good things that Obama signed into law, he (Trump) and his cabinet members are willing to rape the commons, which is not his to sell as it belongs to all of us.


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Nomastrump 5 years 29 weeks ago

I was a GS 14 Program manager at EPA when Reagan appointed Justice Gorsuch's mommy to take over EPA. She quickly became known among us EPA professionals as "Ann None-Such" as she dismantled all the environmental research programs I was attached to, resulting in me losing my federal career, consistently saying of research studies to identify pollution toxic effects that "no such study was needed" Thus we continue to ignore the obligation we have as human beings to protect the environment.. our homeland... by allow some exploiter to profit from devastion. So, opening Federal lands to commercial development.. oil drilling... destroying watersheds... is in keeping with the "religious right's assertion that we don't need to protect anything as we are in the "end times " anyway, so why conserve. Democrats dealing with Republicans on environmental issues now is the same as it was back then in the 80's under Reagan's Gorsuch leadership: Like going to a wife-swapping party... and coming home alone.

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2950-10K 5 years 29 weeks ago

Whether it's selling off federal forest land, being Ok with the KKK beating the hell out of peaceful anti-fascists, assaulting women by grabbing their private parts, laundering money with Putin's mafia, repeal of the ACA, ripping off contractors, declaring personal bankruptcy, in favor of out of control military spending, whatever, Trump's supporters are convinced he's "making America great again."

More importantly the Foxmerized think the Teapublican Party is actually working for them while the Democratic Party only wants to take their guns and jobs away.

I'm not encouraged by the Dems messaging ...Sherrod Brown when asked on Meet the Right-wing, what the Dems stand for, never mentioned single-payer, raise the cap, tax the extremely rich, green energy/climate change, all things even the Teabaggers want. I'm so disgusted with the weakness of the Democratic's bad enough they never get corpse media attention, but when they do get the gratuitous 30 seconds, for christ sakes, speak out. Bernie remains the only Democrat I've ever heard even mention single-payer on a Fascist media network.

It's like dems have a mental problem/phobia about going on offense.

Until we all face our family and friends and bluntly tell them they're being lied to by Foxaganda, Breitbart etc., we'll see the same results in election after election. We've gone well beyond the point were timid politeness is an option.

I'm telling you....the mess we're in is a direct result of billionaire media ownership..FASCISM!

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2950-10K 5 years 29 weeks ago

By the way, that nutbag John Kasich , the guy many think is a moderate Teabagger, well he's talking about entitlement reform, and we all know what that means....that's who the Teapublicans are.

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changeX 5 years 29 weeks ago

The only thing missing is water and sports.

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Trump's Ex-clas... 5 years 29 weeks ago

You are correct. I believe we need a new party - a consumer's party - and run Bernie.

also - on another note: Arpaio - Did not the president promise ot uphold the law and the constitution? How does pardoning Arpaio uphold the law? it violates it. That alone is grounds for being impeached for incompetence and dishonesty.

This is my piece on the Consumer United Party (CUP) idea: worth a look and a folow and a share to you rfacebook , twitter, ,, we can do this .. start ...

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Dianereynolds 5 years 29 weeks ago

Thom? You hear conservatives whining about the deep state? You must have special ears. The only whining I hear is coming from the leftie/socialists, ex. any of the above posts, and the republicans that thought Trump actually was a Republican.

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Dianereynolds 5 years 29 weeks ago

More bullshit from the Washington Post and the NY Times. Where are the whiners, sucking their thumbs in the corner with the leftie/socialists? At last we have unity.

All this points to how lucky you are to have a President that is hated by both Republicans and the Democrat party.

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ChristopehrCurrie 5 years 27 weeks ago

The ACLU or some similar organization should start filing criminal changes in state-level courts (which Trump can't pardon) against the "swamp creatures" in his cabinet who are CLEARLY guilty of quid-pro-corruption!

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