While Others Suffered, the Trump Admin Kept Pushing Oil and Gas Drilling During the Shutdown

From: Red Green and Blue

“Critics have blasted Interior for showing favoritism to the oil and gas industry during the 35-day government shutdown by calling some federal employees in to work to issue drilling permits on public lands; to keep some national parks open by diverting entrance fees meant to cover visitor services to pay for routine operations; and to continue environmental reviews of proposed expansion of hunting and fishing in wildlife refuges, as well as moving ahead with revisions in the five-year leasing program for the Outer Continental Shelf, which would open almost all U.S. waters to drilling.”

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