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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Center for American Progress: The Trump administration is quietly leading one of the largest liquidations of America's public lands since the late 19th century. If fully implemented, this effort could result in the transfer, sale, or private exploitation of more than 28.3 million acres of public lands in Alaska, including old-growth forests, subsistence hunting areas for Alaska Native communities, habitats for polar bears, salmon spawning streams, and other backcountry areas.1 It would affect millions of acres in the Tongass National Forest and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge alone.

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Grifters helping fellow grifters at the expense of the American people.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-10 05:13 PM | Reply

"I can see bank accounts growing from my front porch."

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-10 05:14 PM | Reply

Don't get too excited. We are talking about a place that is froze over of eight months a year. Unless you have experienced -40* weather and daylight for less than 3 hours a day, don't underestimate how hard and expensive it is to do anything in Alaska. In the Yukon Training Area, I have watched grown men cry and they were not whimps. It is that miserable.

#3 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-10 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We are talking about a place that is froze over of eight months a year."

We're talking about despoiling a place that is froze over of eight months a year so Trump's cronies can pocket a few bucks.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-10 06:06 PM | Reply

He might as well be selling parts of the moon.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-09-10 06:08 PM | Reply

"He might as well be selling parts of the moon."

Rainforest will end up looking like the surface of the moon, once Trump's goons are done with it.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-10 06:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

don't underestimate how hard and expensive it is to do anything in Alaska

#3 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

There's been plenty of logging, mining and drilling in Alaska. Being "hard and expensive" isn't going to stop any company from exploiting the land for easy bucks.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-09-10 06:16 PM | Reply

Think they'll ever get that Alaska pipeline built?
Nah. Too hard. Too expensive. Thanks Obama.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-10 06:17 PM | Reply

Can't wait to visit Clear Cut National Forest

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-10 06:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bet no mining operations will ever appear anywhere near Dick Cheney's Wyoming spread.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-10 06:24 PM | Reply

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"Bet no mining operations will ever appear anywhere near Dick Cheney's Wyoming spread.

POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY "

I'll take that bet. How much?

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-10 06:26 PM | Reply

"Can't wait to visit Clear Cut National Forest

#9 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY "

You don't have to wait.

"Senate Approves Controversial Logging Bill Clinton Will Sign Proposal, Angering Conservation Groups"

www.spokesman.com

#12 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-10 06:33 PM | Reply

I suspect that this is just the beginning, and it's going to get hectic since they technically only have until January 19, 2021 to get all the deals done that the Trump people have promised to their buddies in the so-called 'mineral extraction' industry. I suspect that we will see a step-up in corruption now that it's starting to feel like the clock is ticking on the Trump administration.

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-09-10 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 | Posted by OCUser

The grifter countdown clock has begun ...

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-10 06:51 PM | Reply

They couldn't give away most of that wasteland.

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-10 06:55 PM | Reply

They couldn't give away most of that wasteland.

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent

Yea, but these grifters will make it sound so good that they'll get some modest amount for the taxpayers, but not too much as we want to "keep the customer happy" because these people will need places to land after Trump's out of the White House.

OCU

#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-09-10 07:36 PM | Reply

Our kids and grandkids will remember this era as the time their birth right was sold off so that the 1% could save a few bucks on their taxes.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-10 07:48 PM | Reply

Last year we saw some national parks before they are sold off to someone like Disney.
Transfer of federal lands to private hands will burden state government with the cost of law enforcement and other services while the Republican legislature keeps taxes down to pennies an acre. That is the problem in the South where Georgia Pacific owns vast tracts of timber and pay ridiculously low taxes.

#18 | Posted by TenMile at 2019-09-10 07:53 PM | Reply

I predicted Trump would sell off America.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-10 07:57 PM | Reply

"I predicted Trump would sell off America.

#19 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Good for you, Jean Dixon.

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-10 08:01 PM | Reply

I predict Democrats will sell-out America to China if they are elected.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 08:03 PM | Reply

I'm too lazy to read the entire article...but why doesn't Alaska just buy it...or some of it.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2019-09-10 08:11 PM | Reply

#20/21

Looks like my fan club is here.

xoxo

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-10 08:19 PM | Reply

I predict Democrats will sell-out America to China if they are elected.

#21 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I predict you'll look like a idiot. Again.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-10 09:07 PM | Reply

You didn't have to be a seed to see this coming.

There isn't a thing in the world that the Repubs won't despoil to make a buck.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-10 09:09 PM | Reply

"I predict you'll look like a idiot. Again.

#24 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2019-09-10 09:07 PM |"

More quality posting from the gy who demands it from others.

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-10 09:44 PM | Reply

I predict Democrats will sell-out America to China if they are elected.

#21 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-09-10 08:03 PM | FLAG: EYE ROLL

FFS that was done long long longggggggg ago... back when the clowns were pulling another one of their altruistic stunts... you know ---- up Nam and sucking up to the Chinese.
www.youtube.com
That is what happens with a nation gets A-bombs. Republiclwns make nice.

I predict that Trumplethinskinners will never see the connection between rampant republiclwnery mixed with big business equalled that sucking sound of jobs leaving this country .... moving over to Asia... then Asia... after manufacutring just about every component we made suddendly "steals" the "intellectual property" with backwards engineering.... bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Honestly... what did people expect? It wasn't stolen it was handed to them.

also... it is pure ignorance to think that China has ever been a backwards nation... they've just had a bad spell is all.

#27 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-09-11 12:14 PM | Reply

Hope whomever buys it likes frozen darkness in the winter with black flies and mosquitos in the summer.

I remember looking over vast acres of muskeg wondering why more people didn't live there... then I spent a year there one week...

#28 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-09-11 02:58 PM | Reply

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