Trump's border wall endangered ecosystems and sacred sites. Could it come down under Biden?

Opposition to border wall construction in Arizona became emblematic of battles waged across the country to stave off projects that could threaten the environment.
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Trump's pick to manage public lands has four-decade history of "overt racism" toward native people

William Perry Pendley pushed rhetoric, legal arguments, and policies that sought to deprive Indigenous people of their rights.

Trump blowing up Arizona national monument for border wall

“A historically significant area is going to be changed irreparably. You’re never going to be able to put it back together.”

Native activists in Arizona resist Trump's border wall

  1. In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, a coalition of borderlands residents are fighting to preserve sacred lands.

Desert National Wildlife Refuge: Pentagon pushes to use huge swath ‘primarily’ for military purposes, draft bill says

The push to expand has sparked fierce opposition from Moapa Band of Paiutes, whose ancestral lands extend across the testing range and refuge.


Feds reject Michigan permit for mine near sensitive tribal waters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has objected to a wetland permit for the proposed Back Forty Mine in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin border.

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Countless archaeological sites at risk in Trump oil and gas auction

The administration is expediting leases of public land without analyzing all available data on Native American ruins.

From Utah's Red Rock Desert, a call for protecting our public lands

President Trump has ordered vast portions of two national monuments in Utah stripped of protections. But these lands – expanses of sandstone canyons and mesas dotted with sacred Native American sites – are our public commons and should not be open for business.
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