Trump Seeks To Gut Restrictions On Mining Companies

Trump’s rape of the environment proceeds unchecked:

“The Trump administration is dedicated to enhancing the exploration and development of federal solid mineral resources in an environmentally conscious manner,” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in a statement.

“By eliminating burdensome regulations, the U.S. will have a stronger foothold to compete globally in non-energy, solid, leasable commodities markets and increase job opportunities at home instead of abroad.”

Wednesday’s draft proposal follows a concerted effort by the Trump administration to jumpstart the mining of what are known as “critical minerals,” or elements considered key to national security.

Bernhardt is a former oil industry lobbyist.