Trump’s public lands policy goes all in on fossil fuels

Leaked documents reveal that a new top priority of the Bureau of Land Management will be to “streamline” the process of making more federal lands available to extraction projects including oil, gas, coal, mining, and forestry as well as cattle grazing. While the Obama administration prioritized renewable energy development—approving 60 commercial-scale solar, wind, and geothermal power projects capable of generating enough electricity to power more than five million homes—the Trump administration’s work plan for the BLM makes little mention of “solar/wind projects” in its so-called “all of the above” energy strategy.

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