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Trump administration pushes Arctic drilling: ‘there is not a climate crisis’

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The Trump administration wants to drain the swamp, oil that is, froM the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  After all what good is frozen tundra when  “there is not a climate crisis.”

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) environmental impact statement, released this month, contains language, first reported by E&E News on Monday, that spells out the administration’s response to opponents who argue drilling in the Arctic will hasten climate change.

“The BLM does not agree that the proposed development is inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis),” the agency wrote in its review.

“The planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence (such as farming in Greenland and vineyards in England). This warmth did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered,” the impact statement says.

 


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