America's wilderness is for sale

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  • Xuất bản 13 Th11, 2019
  • 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 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. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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  • George Ramirez
    George Ramirez 9 giờ trước

    swamps and lowland where u cant get flood insurance plenty of that I need highland like national park

  • Yash Chamadia
    Yash Chamadia Ngày trước

    There must be some better way to dispose off harmful waste. Here it's not only economy vs environment but it's also America vs China.

  • Tong Lee
    Tong Lee Ngày trước

    Don't do it.. space Minning is one it's way

  • Garry M
    Garry M Ngày trước

    Many of the world's problems would solve themselves with just some form of population control

  • Joey Miller
    Joey Miller Ngày trước

    Has anyone thought about making a full-length independent documentary about this?

  • Ralph Nabozny
    Ralph Nabozny Ngày trước

    wonder full , to many people in this continent al; ready. peru is full of copper. its been bought for 70 years

  • American Patriot
    American Patriot 2 ngày trước

    If you don’t want copper mining don’t buy electronics, wires, homes, cars ... etc ... 🤗

  • Jiany Star Massa vich
    Jiany Star Massa vich 3 ngày trước +1

    I wish I had billions. I'd buy huge parcels and leave it

  • BlueLagoon
    BlueLagoon 3 ngày trước

    Why not have dry stacks but keep them covered. Build buildings that dry them out and prevent the dust from getting into the air then remove the waste to a location more suitable.

  • Plymouthian ZR
    Plymouthian ZR 3 ngày trước

    Vox: Makes stuff like this that we need to be aware of.
    Also Vox: “reference man” (who happens to be white, lawl).

  • Vegard Fjeldberg
    Vegard Fjeldberg 3 ngày trước

    capital should be owned by workers, not individuals.

  • Joey Childs
    Joey Childs 3 ngày trước

    I’m a trump supporter. I voted for him in 2016, and plan on voting for him in 2020, but this is unacceptable and America’s forests must be protected. They don’t understand what could ultimately happen if they allow mines. The entire forests and ecosystems would fall

  • Battle Tiger 66
    Battle Tiger 66 4 ngày trước +1

    Why mine a national park :(

  • nightmare in action
    nightmare in action 5 ngày trước

    well goodbya beauty

  • Richard Tapales
    Richard Tapales 5 ngày trước

    detrone TRUMP....

  • F0R_TH3 PE0PL3
    F0R_TH3 PE0PL3 5 ngày trước

    Why does it have to be one, or the other??? The is what Vox wants you to think!!! These areas are still protected, and any company that plans to remove any minerals from these areas, will have to do so while protecting the environment!!! And yes the current environment!!!

  • Jake Finzel
    Jake Finzel 5 ngày trước

    Go get the copper then nature will regrow

  • Regius Feedback
    Regius Feedback 5 ngày trước +3

    corporations are the enemy. Groups of people gathered.

  • gaming ilove
    gaming ilove 6 ngày trước +1

    You cannot call a place “wild”erness then turnaround and say its for sale.

  • Night Driving Tunes
    Night Driving Tunes 6 ngày trước

    Don't worry, once the copper there is all mined 20 years from now, the taxpayers there will pay for the cleanup.

  • Alex Turner
    Alex Turner 6 ngày trước

    Nothing matters, the people in charge do not care about those alive today - why would they care for the future?

  • Man O Fresh
    Man O Fresh 7 ngày trước

    First of all, where do you think the copper $$$ will go? I don't trust him to secure the money for America without taking a significant stake in it first.

  • Matheus S
    Matheus S 7 ngày trước

    pretty sure you can still get all sorts of diseases and parasites no matter how "clean" the water of a lake is

  • I Epic Wolfy
    I Epic Wolfy 7 ngày trước

    So what about the places that do mine iron ore? Do we outsource to some distant land being destroyed. How do people obtain new metals without destruction?

  • CooperDaScooper
    CooperDaScooper 7 ngày trước +7

    Mayor: "$25k isnt enough to by a house"
    *is apart of the generation that rose housing prices*

  • CooperDaScooper
    CooperDaScooper 7 ngày trước +14

    "When the mine closed everything was hit with a depression" so opening another mine that will ultimately close one day is your solution to that problem?

  • Adrian
    Adrian 7 ngày trước

    So very American of them...

  • Elisa’s Broadcast
    Elisa’s Broadcast 8 ngày trước

    What can we do to stop this

  • Elisa’s Broadcast
    Elisa’s Broadcast 8 ngày trước

    This makes me so mad!

  • Kliche travels
    Kliche travels 8 ngày trước

    For every section of protected land opened up by Trump or any president, punishment of fines an imprisonment would be implemented...

  • Nisha Ni
    Nisha Ni 8 ngày trước

    We need/ want the copper but we cant extract it until there is a safe way to do so and hold business accountable if we saw negative implications on the environment even if its 10 years later

  • 123jcoolmusic
    123jcoolmusic 8 ngày trước

    What ever happened to the copper vein in Superior AZ. Look it up

  • noah thorpe
    noah thorpe 9 ngày trước +6

    " not many places to get it (copper)" RECYCLE OUR ELECTRONICS

  • TheAdekrijger
    TheAdekrijger 9 ngày trước

    It is so special and so unigue and it is still the same because Trump didn't do anything to those areas it is the media who are sponsering the democrats are lying to you. By the way your live is based on industry so look for better solutions. But do not act like you can do without heavy metals. It is in the very device you are watching this with.

  • Bald Spidey
    Bald Spidey 9 ngày trước

    In survival, we think of the three's: 3 minutes w/o Oxygen, 3 hours in extreme conditions (hot/cold), 3 days w/o water, and 3 weeks w/o food (more for some); and the body breaks down and can cause harm, and/or death. Your life, and your land, without water is worthless. Working 30 + years in the field of Emergency Response, Emergency Management, and in the Environmental Field has allowed me to see the "life span" of these types of operations come, exploit, and leave a dead zone + a useless zone. I have yet to see an industry like this not leave a foot print. Don't think in the now, act for the future.
    not sure i agree with this "i dipped my cup in the water from my canoe and drank it" ... the times of year you can do this w/o impact is minimal.

  • Jeron Fishburn
    Jeron Fishburn 10 ngày trước +5

    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 10 ngày trước

    What an epic intro

  • mbassy
    mbassy 10 ngày trước

    Not worth it. Save the forest

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 7 ngày trước

      Say that to the miners without a job. The people that need food on the table for their family.

  • Moe Snert
    Moe Snert 10 ngày trước +6

    Only when the last plant has died, and the last fish has died will people learn you can't eat money

    • Moe Snert
      Moe Snert 7 ngày trước

      kevin okie dokie

    • kevin
      kevin 7 ngày trước

      @Moe Snert that must be why it's so annoying.

    • Moe Snert
      Moe Snert 8 ngày trước

      It's from a song.

    • kevin
      kevin 8 ngày trước +2

      I've seen that quote like 5 times today, get another one.

  • Daniel Ibarra
    Daniel Ibarra 10 ngày trước +1

    I'm not from the USA but love the environment this is sad

  • Kyleigh DiGiovanni
    Kyleigh DiGiovanni 11 ngày trước

    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
    Prod. Dimension77 11 ngày trước

    Thank you Roosevelt Ily ♥

  • The Things
    The Things 11 ngày trước +3

    Time for a biopic about Theodore Roosevelt with Nick Offerman, could save the forests

  • Tori Sylvester
    Tori Sylvester 12 ngày trước

    This is a new low.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 7 ngày trước

      How is this low? Its not like we dont mine already.

  • R F
    R F 12 ngày trước

    Maybe copper is in the ground for another reason other than IS to destroy the earth and dig it up

  • C
    C 12 ngày trước +1

    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

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 2 ngày trước

      @Lynn McNeely what are talking about. I am tired of my generation and the one above me comming up with the dumbest thing ever!

    • Lynn McNeely
      Lynn McNeely 4 ngày trước

      @TeenageCapitalist Not gonna lie drinking leads not good for you mate.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 7 ngày trước

      @Lynn McNeely
      Him: makes a valid point
      You: comes up with an insult that does not make any sense.

    • Lynn McNeely
      Lynn McNeely 9 ngày trước

      Ok boomer

  • Tia
    Tia 12 ngày trước

    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 12 ngày trước

    In Mongolia 🇲🇳 too

  • Christopher fontenelle
    Christopher fontenelle 13 ngày trước

    This man is pure Evil

    MATATA 13 ngày trước

    This is tragic. I visited the Boundary waters for a canoeing trip and I can confirm that the water tastes like Dasani.

  • bball33g
    bball33g 13 ngày trước

    I think this is a very well made video. Does anyone know where I can find the sources for this video?

  • Davinio
    Davinio 13 ngày trước

    Without excessive mining, I wouldn't have been able to watch this video and subscribe to your channel.

  • Sam Francis
    Sam Francis 13 ngày trước

    Is there any way to make Trump leave the white house?

    MUSTASCH1O 14 ngày trước

    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
    Juno 14 ngày trước +1

    one more year ... yeah ONE MORE YEAR!

  • Juan Melgar
    Juan Melgar 14 ngày trước +3

    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
      Kathy Franklund 11 ngày trước +1

      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. 14 ngày trước +2

    And another state with awesome natural scenery falls down cause of government and people greediness.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 11 ngày trước

      @Alex Siemers ita not like jobs and copper grow in trees

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 11 ngày trước

      @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 11 ngày trước

      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.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 13 ngày trước

      Its not greed its jobs

  • Ricky
    Ricky 14 ngày trước

    Mining asteroids for precious resources is perfect, thanks Trump for the effort with space force

  • tyler maloney
    tyler maloney 14 ngày trước

    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
    Rabin 14 ngày trước +3

    You know what is more toxic than arsenic??
    Trump is 😠

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 12 ngày trước

      @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
      AWP AWP 12 ngày trước

      @TeenageCapitalist jobs that also are ruining a beautiful part of America. All we are known for is land of the free at this point.

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 13 ngày trước

      @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
      Rabin 13 ngày trước

      @TeenageCapitalist Are you nuts?
      Can't you see....he is destroying the forest that was untouched for centuries

    • TeenageCapitalist
      TeenageCapitalist 13 ngày trước

      How is Trump toxic?