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Trump Uses 'Art of Distraction' to Push Through Dangerous Policies Like Offshore Drilling, Interior Official Admits


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Trump Uses 'Art of Distraction' to Push Through Dangerous Policies Like Offshore Drilling, Interior Official Admits

Julia Conley, staff writer

Confirming what a number of Trump critics have pointed out about the president's ability to pass some of his most dangerous policies while stoking public outrage about unrelated matters, a top Interior Department official shared with fossil fuel executives recently how this strategy has been beneficial to corporate polluters.


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Drill, baby drill.

Burn, baby, burn.

Die, baby, die.


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“The president has a knack for keeping the attention of the media and the public focused somewhere else while we do all the work that needs to be done on behalf of the American people,” Balash told the trade group, which represents many companies that will likely vie for leases in the Atlantic.

Right the dirty work what a jerk.


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Yeah riiiight, just what we need. the desecration of another fragile infrastructure to enrich the chosen few by allowing them to plunder a diminishing resource that is currently destroying the current life on this planet.
God Bless America
You can be damned sure that in a surprisingly short future nobody else will.


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World problem. Venezuela’s oil is offshore. Russia has big plans to drill in the Arctic. Norway? Aren’t they drilling in the oceans? And China is just getting started.


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It is strange, oil demand going down as so many new supplies are explored. Will fracking stop?Less of evil fracking and more spoiling the ocean?


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How about a children’s walk-to-school system? A worker’s walk-to-work system? More stay-at-home vacations.
It is NOT only the privileged who are using too much fuel. It is NOT only Trump flying back and forth from Florida. It is NOT only the privileged who are using so much plastic.
I noticed as a child in Florida that cheap dwellings had tiny windows. Cuts building costs way down to build a wall instead of a window for air. But the occupant pays forever with the AC bill. Build to reduce fuel costs, in homes and in cities.
Work on less demand. Destroy the market for oil and gas.