Oil and Gas Efforts Proceed and Public Lands Opened to Hunters During Government Shutdown

From: Earth Island Journal

“Over the past several weeks national parks have been trashed, climate change research stalled, and crucial wildfire prevention work halted — all while oil and gas drilling efforts continue to cruise along and national wildlife refuges are reopened to hunters. Lawmakers and nonprofits are calling out the administration for using the shutdown to cater to special interests like the oil and gas industry while there’s limited oversight, and with possible suspect use of funds.”

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