President’s ‘energy first’ agenda means vast tracts of public land up for sale – without proper consultation, critics say
Democrats and conservatives alike are decrying moves by the Trump administration to permit oil and gas drilling near national parks and in wildlife migration corridors, and charge that the public is not being adequately consulted.
Officials from the US interior department are pursuing an “energy first” agenda, and some 2.9m acres are up for lease auction, including many parcels close to recreation areas such as Petrified Forest national park in Arizona, Chaco Culture national historical park in New Mexico, and Dinosaur national monument in Colorado.
Original Title: Trump condemned over plans to allow drilling near national parks
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/14/conservatives-democrats-trump-drilling-national-parks