Speaking out and resisting coal at Navajo Nation Council Chambers. Photo by Emily Guerin
By Brenda Norrell
A leaked document from the Bureau of Land Management reveals the Trump administration’s new push to prioritize drilling and coal mines on public lands. The BLM is pushing swift approvals for oil and gas leasing, pipelines and powerlines, according the documents leaked from the Trump Administration.
The documents reveal the involvement of law enforcement in this priority for widespread rape of Mother Earth, and seizure of natural resources by private corporations.
The United States government’s use of militarized police, working in collusion with mercenaries including TigerSwan, employed by Dakota Access Pipeline, which began during the Obama administration, was just revealed from documents leaked to The Intercept.