A strategy document prepared by the Department of Interior revealed the agency’s intentions to open federal lands and offshore waters to increased mining and drilling, with less public oversight, as part of a so-called “America-First” energy strategy.
Danielle Droitsch, Director of Fossil Fuel Supply at the Natural Resources Defense Council, had the following reaction:
“This isn’t an America-First strategy; it’s a Polluters First strategy. While the Trump Administration looks to boost entry fees to enter our national parks, they’re giving away America’s lands and waters to profit oil and gas industry executives.”
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