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 a 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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  • well goodbya beauty

    nightmare in actionnightmare in action18 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • detrone TRUMP....

    Richard TapalesRichard Tapalesชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!!!

    F0R_TH3 PE0PL3F0R_TH3 PE0PL315 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Go get the copper then nature will regrow

    Jake FinzelJake Finzel15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • corporations are the enemy. Groups of people gathered.

    Regius FeedbackRegius Feedback20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • You cannot call a place “wild”erness then turnaround and say its for sale.

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

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

    Alex TurnerAlex Turnerวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Man O FreshMan O Fresh2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Twin Metals is own by a Chilean Company

      New England Supper starNew England Supper star8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • pretty sure you can still get all sorts of diseases and parasites no matter how "clean" the water of a lake is

    Matheus SMatheus S2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    I Epic WolfyI Epic Wolfy2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mayor: "$25k isnt enough to by a house" *is apart of the generation that rose housing prices*

    CooperDaScooperCooperDaScooper2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "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?

    CooperDaScooperCooperDaScooper2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So very American of them...

    AdrianAdrian2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What can we do to stop this

    Elisa’s BroadcastElisa’s Broadcast3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This makes me so mad!

    Elisa’s BroadcastElisa’s Broadcast3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Why?

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For every section of protected land opened up by Trump or any president, punishment of fines an imprisonment would be implemented...

    Kliche travelsKliche travels3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Nisha NiNisha Ni3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What ever happened to the copper vein in Superior AZ. Look it up

    123jcoolmusic123jcoolmusic3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • " not many places to get it (copper)" RECYCLE OUR ELECTRONICS

    noah thorpenoah thorpe4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    TheAdekrijgerTheAdekrijger4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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. PS 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.

    Bald SpideyBald Spidey4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • One mine is not going to end the world

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We're never going to "run out" of copper. We still have the same amount of copper now as we've always had.

    Jeron FishburnJeron Fishburn5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What an epic intro

    Jacob SJacob S5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Not worth it. Save the forest

    mbassymbassy5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Say that to the miners without a job. The people that need food on the table for their family.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Only when the last plant has died, and the last fish has died will people learn you can't eat money

    Moe SnertMoe Snert5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • kevin okie dokie

      Moe SnertMoe Snert2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Moe Snert that must be why it's so annoying.

      kevinkevin2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • It's from a song.

      Moe SnertMoe Snert2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I've seen that quote like 5 times today, get another one.

      kevinkevin3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not from the USA but love the environment this is sad

    Daniel IbarraDaniel Ibarra5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Kyleigh DiGiovanniKyleigh DiGiovanni6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you Roosevelt Ily ♥

    Prod. Dimension77Prod. Dimension776 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Time for a biopic about Theodore Roosevelt with Nick Offerman, could save the forests

    The ThingsThe Things6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is a new low.

    Tori SylvesterTori Sylvester7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • How is this low? Its not like we dont mine already.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Maybe copper is in the ground for another reason other than IS to destroy the earth and dig it up

    R FR F7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Its in the ground for us to use it.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    CC7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Lynn McNeely Him: makes a valid point You: comes up with an insult that does not make any sense.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Ok boomer

      Lynn McNeelyLynn McNeely4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Send all the peeps to the mars let them build their city,bank and rich think and let go the earth for us

    TiaTia7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In Mongolia 🇲🇳 too

    SS GamingSS Gaming7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This man is pure Evil

    Christopher fontenelleChristopher fontenelle7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • How?

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is tragic. I visited the Boundary waters for a canoeing trip and I can confirm that the water tastes like Dasani.

    MATATAMATATA8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think this is a very well made video. Does anyone know where I can find the sources for this video?

    bball33gbball33g8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Without excessive mining, I wouldn't have been able to watch this video and subscribe to your channel.

    DavinioDavinio8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is there any way to make Trump leave the white house?

    Sam FrancisSam Francis8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Why do you want him out?

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    MUSTASCH1OMUSTASCH1O9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • one more year ... yeah ONE MORE YEAR!

    JunoJuno9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Yes!

      Nida KhatriNida Khatri9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Juan MelgarJuan Melgar9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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.

      Kathy FranklundKathy Franklund6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And another state with awesome natural scenery falls down cause of government and people greediness.

    Angello! R.Angello! R.9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Alex Siemers ita not like jobs and copper grow in trees

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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.

      Alex SiemersAlex Siemers6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Its not greed its jobs

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mining asteroids for precious resources is perfect, thanks Trump for the effort with space force

    RickyRicky9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    tyler maloneytyler maloney9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know what is more toxic than arsenic?? Trump is 😠

    RabinRabin9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @TeenageCapitalist jobs that also are ruining a beautiful part of America. All we are known for is land of the free at this point.

      AWP AWPAWP AWP7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @TeenageCapitalist Are you nuts? Can't you see....he is destroying the forest that was untouched for centuries

      RabinRabin8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • How is Trump toxic?

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When u look at old literature, armies settlers and nomads all drink 🍹 from rivers. U can’t find Evian or Poland 🇵🇱 springs. It’s juz polluted these days

    Athaporn MCorp ReviewAthaporn MCorp Review10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trump really has no regard for wildlife.

    TrolledYouSillyTrolledYouSilly10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @AWP AWP food on the table matters more then trees that can be re grown

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @AWP AWP and then they replant them. Problem?

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @TeenageCapitalist jobs that are cutting down trees you mean.

      AWP AWPAWP AWP19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @AWP AWP yes I did and Trump is creating jobs not activley cuting down trees.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @TeenageCapitalist did you not watch the video?

      AWP AWPAWP AWP7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And yet you (vox) are able to make videos like this due to machines that need copper to function. So if we don't mine for copper here, it will be mined somewhere else. So how is the problem resolved? It's not, out of sight out of mind doesn't mean the Earth is less polluted because we didn't see the manufacturing process. And there is the solution, new way of extraction, and processing for copper. Dangerous heavy metals are in our waters, they have been there since we started mining. Examples are watch any gold panning videos.

    johnyyotsjohnyyots10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why don't they just start mining our Landfills for copper....

    Jamie IngelsJamie Ingels10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Landfills cant be mined for copper. If you want your electronics to be mined for copper recycle them.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Best comment in history.

      John BrattanJohn Brattan10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My grandfather used to be a tour guide in the boundary water, he always tells me about it and I swear if I don’t get to go one day because of copper....

    Bradford PooleBradford Poole10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Nida Khatri yes!

      Bradford PooleBradford Poole8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Bradford Poole wow is it still active now?

      Nida KhatriNida Khatri9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • He ended up making a company called wilderness canoe trips in Wilmington Delaware because he loved it so much

      Bradford PooleBradford Poole10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So money does grow on trees?

    SirVlogsSirVlogs11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The real owners never benefit anymore from the land

    Lord Askia mohanmendLord Askia mohanmend11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Eventually, we need to replace Earth mining with asteroid mining, but that isn’t going to be possible until it makes economic sense. I’m not saying it should be our first priority, but over the next say 200 years we need it to be more and more difficult to mine the Earth

    Robert LamacraftRobert Lamacraft11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Behold the end game of capitalism. Everything is for sale.

    TransHumanTransHuman11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Drill baby drill

    Trevor GeorgeTrevor George11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Where, baby, where.

      John BrattanJohn Brattan10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Not just the company makes profits but gov and all people makes profits and same goes for loss

    lalit Sharmalalit Sharma12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Welp time to get rich and buy all those lands.

    Jimmy NeutronJimmy Neutron12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where’s all the Trump supporters now?

    Shvd Blvck WorldwideShvd Blvck Worldwide12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Right in front of you.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is almost like you cannot hear a bad new without hearing one of his political speeches related to it, you know who I'm talking about.

    • Yes the media loves to blame Trump for everything.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No one asked the wildlife😔,what if it was the other way around😑

    jj ajj a12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If America actually took better care of its people, even the miners, Trump would had not been so successful at convincing rural America to vote for him. Trump is not the cause, he is a symptom.

    J'zargo ValyrianJ'zargo Valyrian12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Rural america votes for him because he wants them to succseed. The Democratic Party cares more for the minorities and the city dwellers then the people that make the food for people to eat.

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2020 let's all vote!!! Research Learn and Vote...🇺🇲✌🙏

    Arshh khanArshh khan12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Trump Train 2020!

      TeenageCapitalistTeenageCapitalist8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They better not 💁‍♂️

    Crazy White boyCrazy White boy12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It isnt worth it!

    Vojtěch PithartVojtěch Pithart12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can't drink money !!!!

    Jessica AguirreJessica Aguirre13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the answer is no

    Julian ThomasJulian Thomas13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 3:21 I was waiting for this amazing town, me and my family have went to camp van vac near here for decades every summer. it is a great place and if it were destroyed for mining that would honestly break my heart

    Keegan [GoatLord]Keegan [GoatLord]13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He drink water from River Bacteria hold up

    Bryan AlexisBryan Alexis13 วันที่ผ่านมา
America's wilderness is for sale