America's wilderness is for sale

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We need more copper. Is it worth destroying this place?
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The Trump administration has opened up America's public lands to mining and fossil fuel companies on an unprecedented scale, lifting decades-long protections from millions of acres of wilderness across the country. In Minnesota, one proposed copper mine is pitting neighbors against each other as they weigh the benefits of new mining jobs against the environmental consequences of a new mines. It’s an old American debate that’s been further complicated here by an unforgiving reality: We need copper, and there are not that many places to get it.
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Nov 13, 2019




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Jeron Fishburn
Jeron Fishburn 17 hours ago
We're never going to "run out" of copper. We still have the same amount of copper now as we've always had.
Jacob S
Jacob S 19 hours ago
What an epic intro
mbassy 22 hours ago
Not worth it. Save the forest
Moe Snert
Moe Snert Day ago
Only when the last plant has died, and the last fish has died will people learn you can't eat money
Daniel Ibarra
I'm not from the USA but love the environment this is sad
Kyleigh DiGiovanni
There was a post I saw that I don’t remember who said it but put this the best” I want to skip to the end of the movie about trump to the fade out credits- when we find out how much prison time they each got”. I swear if someone takes him out I will track down that person to give them a fruit basket- it would be poetic if the administrations lax gun policies are what wind up killing them. I can dream, but I get the feeling this is going to get much worse before it gets better, if it ever does get better
Prod. Dimension77
Thank you Roosevelt Ily ♥
The Things
The Things 2 days ago
Time for a biopic about Theodore Roosevelt with Nick Offerman, could save the forests
Tori Sylvester
Tori Sylvester 2 days ago
This is a new low.
Ronald Feemster
Ronald Feemster 2 days ago
Maybe copper is in the ground for another reason other than IS to destroy the earth and dig it up
C 3 days ago
So do we want one old dude to be able to fish alone on a massive lake or benefit in billions of dollars in mining. Lol the left
Lynn McNeely
Lynn McNeely 7 hours ago
Ok boomer
Tia 3 days ago
Send all the peeps to the mars let them build their city,bank and rich think and let go the earth for us
SS Gaming
SS Gaming 3 days ago
In Mongolia 🇲🇳 too
Christopher fontenelle
This man is pure Evil
MATATA 3 days ago
This is tragic. I visited the Boundary waters for a canoeing trip and I can confirm that the water tastes like Dasani.
bball33g 3 days ago
I think this is a very well made video. Does anyone know where I can find the sources for this video?
Davinio 3 days ago
Without excessive mining, I wouldn't have been able to watch this video and subscribe to your channel.
Sam Francis
Sam Francis 4 days ago
Is there any way to make Trump leave the white house?
Why do you want him out?
MUSTASCH1O 4 days ago
If they can afford to pay the locals $90000 to mine, they can afford to find a way to store that waste. It makes me sick seeing all those people cheering at a decision that will waste this beautiful landscape. I sincerely hope they don't pollute the waterways, and when the copper has run out, they clean up properly. Probably not though, the profits will likely go to apathetic shareholders and none will be kept for decomissioning the mine.
Juno 4 days ago
one more year ... yeah ONE MORE YEAR!
Nida Khatri
Nida Khatri 4 days ago
Juan Melgar
Juan Melgar 4 days ago
Make a hole on the ground....make your profit and then let the taxpayers socialize the clean up of the mess. That's how these companies work.
Kathy Franklund
Juan Melgar yes they destroy the land and ruin the water.than they want taxpayers to clean up the mess,on our dime,or should I say trillions of dollars,but that can’t fix what is broken and can’t be fixed! Trump only cares about the all Mighty dollar for The people who praising him.
Angello! R.
Angello! R. 4 days ago
And another state with awesome natural scenery falls down cause of government and people greediness.
@Alex Siemers ita not like jobs and copper grow in trees
@Alex Siemers what do you mean? Its not like the mining company's dont recycle. Jobs in the recycling industry dont pay as well as mining. We need mining and at the moment (key word at the moment) instead of recylcing in America.
Alex Siemers
Alex Siemers 2 days ago
TeenageCapitalist jobs can exist without tearing apart the environment. If anything, the effort needed to recycle materials would provide more jobs than getting them fresh from the ground.
Its not greed its jobs
Ricky 5 days ago
Mining asteroids for precious resources is perfect, thanks Trump for the effort with space force
tyler maloney
tyler maloney 5 days ago
Looks like you need to add insurable values on natural resources such as Fish Tree and Game. Adjust this value so you can afford a modest livelihood.
Rabin 5 days ago
You know what is more toxic than arsenic?? Trump is 😠
@AWP AWP did you not read what I said. They have a clean up plan. Right now what is good for people is food on the table.
AWP AWP 2 days ago
@TeenageCapitalist jobs that also are ruining a beautiful part of America. All we are known for is land of the free at this point.
@Rabin he is not destroying anything. Mining companies ALWAYS have a clean up plan. Trump is just trying to create jobs for people. Jobs that put food on the table.
Rabin 3 days ago
@TeenageCapitalist Are you nuts? Can't you see....he is destroying the forest that was untouched for centuries
How is Trump toxic?
Athaporn MCorp Review
When u look at old literature, armies settlers and nomads all drink 🍹 from rivers. U can’t find Evian or Poland 🇵🇱 springs. It’s juz polluted these days
TrolledYouSilly 5 days ago
Trump really has no regard for wildlife.
@AWP AWP yes I did and Trump is creating jobs not activley cuting down trees.
AWP AWP 2 days ago
@TeenageCapitalist did you not watch the video?
How do you know?
johnyyots 5 days ago
And yet you (vox) are able to make videos like this due to machines that need copper to function. So if we don't mine for copper here, it will be mined somewhere else. So how is the problem resolved? It's not, out of sight out of mind doesn't mean the Earth is less polluted because we didn't see the manufacturing process. And there is the solution, new way of extraction, and processing for copper. Dangerous heavy metals are in our waters, they have been there since we started mining. Examples are watch any gold panning videos.
Jamie Ingels
Jamie Ingels 6 days ago
Why don't they just start mining our Landfills for copper....
Landfills cant be mined for copper. If you want your electronics to be mined for copper recycle them.
John Brattan
John Brattan 5 days ago
Best comment in history.
Bradford Poole
Bradford Poole 6 days ago
My grandfather used to be a tour guide in the boundary water, he always tells me about it and I swear if I don’t get to go one day because of copper....
Bradford Poole
Bradford Poole 4 days ago
Nida Khatri yes!
Nida Khatri
Nida Khatri 4 days ago
@Bradford Poole wow is it still active now?
Bradford Poole
Bradford Poole 6 days ago
He ended up making a company called wilderness canoe trips in Wilmington Delaware because he loved it so much
SirVlogs 6 days ago
So money does grow on trees?
Lord Askia mohanmend
The real owners never benefit anymore from the land
Robert Lamacraft
Robert Lamacraft 7 days ago
Eventually, we need to replace Earth mining with asteroid mining, but that isn’t going to be possible until it makes economic sense. I’m not saying it should be our first priority, but over the next say 200 years we need it to be more and more difficult to mine the Earth
TransHuman 7 days ago
Behold the end game of capitalism. Everything is for sale.
Trevor George
Trevor George 7 days ago
Drill baby drill
John Brattan
John Brattan 5 days ago
Where, baby, where.
lalit Sharma
lalit Sharma 7 days ago
Not just the company makes profits but gov and all people makes profits and same goes for loss
Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron 7 days ago
Welp time to get rich and buy all those lands.
Shvd Blvck Worldwide
Where’s all the Trump supporters now?
Right in front of you.
Is almost like you cannot hear a bad new without hearing one of his political speeches related to it, you know who I'm talking about.
Yes the media loves to blame Trump for everything.
jj a
jj a 8 days ago
No one asked the wildlife😔,what if it was the other way around😑
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