Outdoor World

‘It’s my homeland’: the trailblazing Native lawmaker fighting fossil fuels

Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, has become a powerful voice for US public lands While she was campaigning for a seat in the US Congress last year, Deb Haaland went camping for four days. It was less a surprisingly timed vacation and more a return home. Her destination was notable: Utahs Bears Ears national monument, which Donald Trump controversially downsized in 2017 as part of a bid to encourage resource extraction. She wanted to experience a living landscape where the art and artifacts…

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Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster

The long speak: After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for drive done naughtily, if at all then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina uncovered a condescension for the poor There have been days in my reporting from catastrophe zones when I have had the unsettling feeling that I was seeing not just a crisis in the here and now, but get a glimpse of the future a preview of where the road “were all” on is headed, unless we…

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