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The Mad King Flies His Flag; by Timothy Egan

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' The Environmental Protection Agency is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the polluters it is supposed to regulate. Over at Interior, they haven’t yet figured a way to charge Americans for the air we breathe. if someone were trashing your house, you’d want to pay attention. Trump, using Mr. Zinke, is going after the sacred foundations of America’s much-loved public lands. It is your land, all 400 million acres of it, though you wouldn’t know by the way the Trump administration has ceded control to the private predators from the oil, gas, coal and uranium industries. It is also your water, the near entirety of the outer continental shelf that Trump is opening to extractive drilling  --except for t he waters off the coast of Mar-a-Lago, in Florida, -- given an exemption after Zinke met with the governor who said drilling was bad for tourism. Your public servant at work.'

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