America's wilderness is for sale

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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  • Really Sad state of affairs ...

    The Good ShepherdThe Good Shepherd2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • man this is why there’s barely anything in west virginia. they mined the coal dry and then the major companies left. resulting in miners getting laid off so that means no job no money. and no money we can’t build our state back up.

    DECTAHDECTAH3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This is gonna be bad if trump go ahead with his plan

    Tacos X AnimeTacos X Anime16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Humans are a virus to this world.

    Luke TLuke T17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh, another documentary where you have to squeeze in "Trump is bad".. im out

    jonas lindjonas lind23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • That clown has no right to walk this Earth.

    Minh QuachMinh Quachวันที่ผ่านมา
  • So, did this mining project happen?

    ab cdeab cdeวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sounds like it’s not worth the risk...

    The GergsterThe Gergsterวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The background music is annoying while its talking.

  • All we do is dig up the ground, build stuff and throw it in a landfill. Our current world is completely unsustainable.

  • How does solar and wind get away with calling themselves clean?

    Carlos FariasCarlos Fariasวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Location: West Virginia, Kentucky: ask the folks there how the mining industry helped them out after they closed shop?

  • It's a loss in long term 😥

    sumit pattnaiksumit pattnaikวันที่ผ่านมา
  • They better sell it if they want quickly or china will be there with their "it has been a part of china chingpingsing empire since ancient times"

    ira bira b2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Man i wanna live in Minnesota, such a quiet and nice state to be in. Too bad some things won't stay the same because of all of this.

    Froggy WeathersFroggy Weathers2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This video is deceptive. This old guy can drink the water because it does not have much dangerous natural or agricultural related bacteria not because it has little industrial pollution. Most water caused sickness is from natural or agricultural related bacteria in the water not from industrial waste.

    Peter BreedveldPeter Breedveld2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sadly, acidic rain will change that water, does not matter how far out in the wilderness it is.

    Clay JohnsonClay Johnson3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Go Trump!!!

    robertjosrobertjos3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Tree hugger

    Gold Tooth #9Gold Tooth #93 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok I dont know if this is possible (correct me if I'm wrong) but... cant you just put the material waste back into ground where you found it.

    Kailee SmithKailee Smith3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    david ouellettedavid ouellette3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It’s simple we have to make Corporations illegal to operate! The derivative of corporation is corpse, a dead entity. Dead entity’s have NO Empathy, Compassion, Sympathy or Emotions. Corporations are void of all Human Characteristics, Hence the problems in the world. No accountability for doing business, you want to business you do under your name personally, eg. the Walton Family China Stores, Warren Buffet Newspapers and Scam Investments, Rubert Murdoch TV mind Control... etc etc

    Thad NaporaThad Napora3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trump is selling the future of the americans and the party their predictable "death"

    Pala VaPala Va3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Business, corporates and companies they only know how to make money. Greed comes into play once they start gaining. Typical business man.

    Obama careObama care3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:50 why are these companies allowed not to clean up those toxic lakes?.... I dont get it.

    captain Teemocaptain Teemo4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's not worth it. We're at a catastrophic point right now. We don't need more destruction..

    DotsDots4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • The thing is that humans are murderers. Sure, earth is as far as we know it not a living breathing thing with consciousness. But we're still killing living things, cause plants, trees, oceans, fish and so on are living things. WE are killing earth, and it needs to stop!

      DotsDots4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trump doesn't care about the enviroment...but he will win the 2020 election. It's already a done deal. The US will go bankrupt in 2021 and he has more experience in that.

    Dog lover JBDog lover JB4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We have leaders associated to Osama Bin Laden . Alah A SNACK BAR RRRRRR .

    Mani TorresMani Torres4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I live near a copper mine and it really ugliness up the mountain

    Jeffrey StanleyJeffrey Stanley4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If you'll notice a little, 😂 the whole idea of America is for sale. A country runs by buisness people, they don't care as long as they getting paid.

    Skari monstSkari monst4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Eh you humans got 30 years at best.

    Juan Ping Del ToroJuan Ping Del Toro4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i feel bad for these kids

    ____4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Enjoyed watching this video 😃👍

    One EarthOne Earth4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well you can have the exact same experience plenty of places in the world, matter of a fact i had the experience last week when i was hikeing

    shayan gholamrezashayan gholamreza5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But we can restore the forest after mining

    μαντω κασπιρημαντω κασπιρη5 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Batman 1037Batman 10374 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Vox can make it sound so much worse than it is.

    Arizona RangerArizona Ranger5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Came for information not politics

    TaCo The LoserTaCo The Loser5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trump: lets destroy valuable national parks to get copper Theodore Roosevelt: wait thats illegal In 1947

    Yousuf AnsariYousuf Ansari5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • gg

    HOLLUMHOLLUM5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What about the longterm gains?

    Corbin DaviesCorbin Davies5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was born and raised in copper mine. Pits won't last forever. Not worth it.

    maleman julpaxmaleman julpax6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Teddy build it Obama Protect it trump destroy it, ahhhh perfect synergy....😂

    Noer GarraNoer Garra6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you gotta love when your president gives zero s**** about the environment

    SnoremonsterSnoremonster6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i need 2 go here

    rafael mendezrafael mendez6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm sure the only minnesotans who supported it were at the rally.. the rest of the state is against the this pillage of natural resources..

    RainManRainMan6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When the mines close you can’t count on tourism anymore

    Zjehat SaadiZjehat Saadi6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Michael AnthonyMichael Anthony6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This woman smacks when she talks!!! Couldnt listen anymore

    Nick The ChopperNick The Chopper6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'd still boil that water

    Michael GarnerMichael Garner6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “We couldn’t fly out drone past here” while showing a drone shot?

    mortar03411mortar034117 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Maybe u need to rewatch again.

      Peace LovePeace Love3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Go see Butte, MT. The ground water is so polluted with arsenic that trees don't even grow any more. It is the largest hazard waste area in the world from Butte to Missoula Montana! The mining company will leave the waste for the state to clean up when they say they are broke and have to close the mine!

    David BradleyDavid Bradley7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • extracts 1B worth of copper... spends 25B in damages. really smart

    Uzi PantiUzi Panti7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • The people turning a profit off of the copper aren't the ones footing the bill for the damages.

      KingintheMountainKingintheMountain5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can drink water from my toilet, but I don’t

    interloopinterloop7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Uhh then everyone should stop using phones, putting pipes in their homes? No we won’t stop. And if we don’t get in here in the US, another forest/region in the world will be effected. There’s nothing we can do..unfortunately

    LibertyStormFastLibertyStormFast7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its not worth it!!!! Leave those waters as God intended

    perez13691perez136917 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Our wires here is made of Aluminum..

    Viral GamerViral Gamer7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Our wires here is made of Aluminum..

    Viral GamerViral Gamer7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • absolutely no mining

    Ron ChristiansonRon Christianson7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Get obama back

    Mustaffa UkshinMustaffa Ukshin7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Time to think seriously

    P.W.Geethika Isuru SampathP.W.Geethika Isuru Sampath8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Roosevelt is actually a bit of a contradiction. He was one of the most impactful early big game hunters in Africa, killing thousands of animals for trophy/gain. He did make the national parks but it needs a full picture!

    james Dudgejames Dudge8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Not possible. Goes against the narrative. Everything must be in absolute binary in order to push a certain message.

      St. FrederickaSt. Fredericka18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Communal housing would solve the copper crisis, I'm guessing.

    Plants ThoPlants Tho8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Funny how the left that’s against the mining uses theodore Roosevelt name to defend the forest but that same left took down his monument.

    Bernardo CunhaBernardo Cunha8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why dont they collect all the heavy metal and sell it?

    PigeonPigeon8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • cant be found anywhere else in the world???? guess you've never been to Canada

    Alice PooperAlice Pooper8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So much Copper in our dumps. Always thought about mining landfills. Mines need to clean up the waste. Extract the lead and arsenic and sell them. Add it to the cost of the product. Drying it and storing it is not a solution.

    Jeff ArcherJeff Archer8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • White peoples perspective is that teddy saved American land . While natives perspective is that president who is hunting them saves and kick them out of thier land and destroy the rest

    MichaelMichael8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ... and China is buying

    BungHolio BroBungHolio Bro8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's too late, we are already on a downward spiral that we can't reverse. We've opened Pandora's box with plastic, combined with everything else we are doing to this planet, we are doomed. The ocean is slowly turning acidic, by 2045 there may no longer be fish in the ocean, phytoplankton, responsible for half the earth's oxygen will end up dying, the other half of our oxygen comes from plants and we are already destroying that. We are adding 80 million people to the world every year, that's the country of Germany every year. We have killed half of the animals on the planet already. We can't focus on specific problems, we have to focus on the destruction of the earth and eventual extinction of humans.

    SinuousSinuous8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Miners to be paid $90,000 .... let me know I’ll book my one way ticket 🎫

    GordonLLCGordonLLC8 วันที่ผ่านมา
America's wilderness is for sale