Trump Administration Boldly Finalizes Plan to Ruin Some of America’s Most Pristine Wilderness

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A little more than two years after dramatically shrinking two national monuments in Utah, the Trump administration has finished off its plans to exploit the land it cut out. I, for one, will rest easy knowing that formerly pristine wilderness and land held sacred by local tribes is finally in the hands of prospectors,…

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Russia engaging in ‘information warfare’ ahead of 2020 election, FBI chief warns

But Moscow Mitch has blocked any and all attempts to tighten security!

Chris Wray tells Congress Moscow waging social media campaign but says he has not seen new effort to hack election infrastructure

The FBI director, Christopher Wray, has warned that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement has not seen ongoing efforts by Russia to target America’s election infrastructure.

Related: Trump set to deliver speech in response to impeachment acquittal – live

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US customs dismantled ‘impossible to replace’ instrument, Mali musician says

Above all laws, decency and cool!

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  • Harp-like kora arrived in pieces in Paris with note from TSA
  • ‘Would US customs have dared to dismantle a Stradivarius?’

Malian musician Ballaké Sissoko has accused US border officials of breaking his “impossible to replace” musical instrument during a security check.

Sissoko plays the kora, a west African instrument whose 21 strings can sound similar to a harp. US border officials said they did not open the instrument case.

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Trump finalizes plans to open Utah monuments for mining and drilling

Pretend profit and money for Trumps – and murder our future

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Lawsuits are pending from groups who have challenged the constitutionality of shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Plans finalized on Thursday for two national monuments in Utah downsized by Donald Trump would ensure that lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling.

The move comes despite pending lawsuits from conservation, tribal and paleontology groups, who have challenged the constitutionality of the president’s action. The Trump administration slashed the size of Bears Ears national monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument by nearly half in December 2017, in what represented the largest elimination of public lands protections in US history.

Conservation groups criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for spending time on management plans they believe will become moot when the court sides with their assertion that Trump misused the Antiquities Act to reverse decisions by previous presidents.

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Boeing Refuses to Cooperate With New Inquiry into Deadly Crash – The New York Times

Dutch lawmakers are reviewing an investigation into a 2009 accident with striking parallels to the recent 737 Max crashes. American safety officials have also declined to participate.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/business/boeing-737-inquiry.html

Say what? US and Boeing “refuse” to cooperate? What happened to government being responsible for air safety and with multiple treaties 🤬