Monumental evil

When Donald Trump (a.k.a. #Dolt45, #MangoMussolini) travelled to the state of Utah on Dec. 4 to ink proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 per cent and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly 50 per cent (a combined total of 2 million acres), it heralded not only a dark day in American politics (he’s the only president ever to revoke the protected status of such lands), but in a land-conservation movement that goes back two hundred years in that country. In typical ham-fisted conservative fashion, Trump cloaked his move as defence/pushback against “a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington,” who would, by protecting these lands, exert de facto control over Utah’s natural resources.…

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December 13, 2017


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